Writing Challenge - Day 4

Write about Someone Who Inspires You.

Honestly,  I didn't have to think too long about this one.  You would think 33 days into social isolation with my kids and my husband that I wouldn't be saying my husband inspires me.  But truthfully, he does.  The other day my youngest son came into my room and said "omg, Dad is driving me nuts.  Why is he so happy.  Does he not know we are in the middle of a crisis?"  I had to laugh because that describes Kris perfectly.  It doesn't matter how bad life can get (and it has gotten very bad for us through the years), he always manages to be happy, to be kind, and to be positive.

He has had to deal with a miriad of health issues over the last 20 years, as well as some devastating personal family issues and still, he's happy.  Still, he tries to find ways to make his family laugh and smile.  He honestly has every reason to be bitter, to be full of self pity, but he's none of that.  He's always doing what's best for others, the first to offer help, the first to try to make someone laugh.  That's just who he is.  

The world needs more Kris Lee's in it.  More people who are kind, funny and forgiving.  More people who put other's needs ahead of their own.  I knew he was "the one" long before we even had our first date.  Most who know us know how quickly we moved in our relationship.  We had our first date sometime at the end of May, then engaged in July and married in November.  But I just knew.  He made me laugh.  And he was just so damn kind.  My family instantly liked him.  I know my younger brother at first thought he was "too nice" but after getting to know him, he realized he really is genuinely that nice guy and 22 years later, I'm pretty sure my entire family would pick him over me if we were ever to part ways! ;)  

But in the grand scheme of things, he really does inspire me.  Oh, don't get me wrong, he also drives me crazy some days.  And I'm certainly not sitting here saying he's perfect.  But he does inspire me.  He inspires me to be more kind, to be more forgiving and to laugh more.  You would think 33 days into social distancing with just my family I would be at my wit's end with him, but I'm not.  I'm grateful that we are "stuck in this together".  He's my calming force, and my reminder that no matter how bad things can get, there is always room for laughter, and there is always room for kindness.  

<3 J

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