WASHINGTON — Rep. Markwayne Mullin knew it was coming and he had his speech ready.
So when his wife, Christie, suggested they adopt twin girls who had lived in separate homes since they were infants, he let her have it.
“I said, ‘No babe, don’t even go there.’
“I said, ‘Look, do you remember I’m in D.C. all the time now, do you remember that you’re raising three kids by yourself, do you remember you just recently had to pull your first calf? You remember you’re taking care of the farm now? Do you remember how much more responsibilities you have with the business now? Do you remember all these different responsibilities?’”
He would write a check, he said, since “it’s easier sometimes to give money than it is to give time.”
When she tried again soon after, he gave the speech again, but she played what Mullin called her trump card.
“Would you pray about it?” she asked him.
“How do you pray about that?” Mullin asked the people who attended his town hall meeting in Henryetta a week ago. “I mean, really.
“‘Hey Lord, would you please, please make her heart as selfish as mine?’
“No. You pray, ‘God, change me. Change my heart’ … And man did He ever.”
Read on for a truly sweet, heart-warming story. Mullin is obviously a breed of man we could use a whole lot more of, and not just in government. Likewise his wife; a most humble and sincere hat tip to the both of ’em.
(Via Lisa De Pasquale)