I don’t write about my better half Brian on her much.
I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s because this is MY space and I like to focus on what’s going on with me? (narcissist)
Or maybe it’s because of what comes out of his mouth.
“The Imagination Movers would kick the CRAP outta the Wiggles”
“I think I’m going to make my own gravestone.”
“Hun? My poo was shaped like a dowel. A baseball bat. A small animal.”
Even with his habit of comparing poo to forest creatures, Brian is truly the most amazing person I have ever met. He is genuine and friendly; always the first to help when there’s a roof to fix, a hole to dig, a room to paint, or a beer to drink (ahem).
He is dedicated to his work, determined to work hard and fast, no matter what the job, and always eager to learn.
This is why yesterday’s lay off news came as such a shock.
It was only four months ago that we were in this very position.
He took it as a personal blow to his performance as a tradesman and it took a chunk out of the self esteem he had such a hard time building up.
But, everyday he surprises me, and last night was no exception.
With renewed strength he sat with me and told me his plan. He was ready to start fresh and begin a search. He wasn’t worried and so I shouldn’t be either.
This attitude is what makes him who he is.
A solid foundation that is unwavering in the middle of what seems to be a crisis to me, but to him is just a little stumbling block meant to lead us in a new direction.
And into something great.