So why call him a ROCK STAR? Because, it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen him live, or in action, every time is like the first time, and every single time he blows me away.
For those of you that don’t know my husband, let me give you a quick description.
He’s a Jack of all trades. He can do ANYTHING, fix ANYTHING, drive ANYTHING, ride ANYTHING, work ANYTHING, build ANYTHING….. get the point?
He’s also intense, kind of crazy, unpredictable, and almost too outgoing. He has a tendency to scare people off, come on too strong, and say the wrong things. He has NO FILTER! He tells it like it is, he loves to make people laugh, but he also loves to terrify them.
He’s a jokester, the class clown, the guy that everybody invites to a party because he’s so damn entertaining.
He’s comfortable with who he is, proud of it even. He’ll go out of his way to make you feel comfortable too, even when you’re totally NOT. He’s just like that!
Three years ago when our daughter was born we had a plan. After my leave was up I’d go back to work, and she’d go to daycare. When the time came I PANICKED! I couldn’t do it, didn’t want to do it.
So I quit my job and started delivering newspapers 7 days a week. It was a NIGHTMARE! I did it for about three months, and that’s when my husband said, “ENOUGH”.
Z was an extremely fussy baby, and she kept me up most nights. That, combined with my funky work schedule, turned me into a sleep deprived Zombie. I could barely function.
So, my husband took on more work. There were times when he was working three, sometimes four jobs just to make ends meet. He DID what needed to be DONE! That’s just WHO he is.
Where am I going with all this? Well, the other day he said to me, “I should’ve been a rally car driver”…… My first thought was, ya, well I should’ve been Britney Spears.
But the truth is, he could’ve been a rally car driver, he’s that good! He could’ve been a lot of things, cause he’s remarkably talented, but instead, he’s MR. F from Montana. He works a full time job, and short of selling himself on the street corner, which I think he might be open to, he’ll do just about anything for extra money…..
Including fixing other peoples junk………in our shed……….cause we don’t actually own a garage. I’ve literally seen this man lying down under a truck, in the driveway, cause it’s too damn big to fit in our tiny ass shed, in the middle of DECEMBER, covered in snow, wrench in hand, working is ASS off to make a couple extra bucks! He’s determined……So much so that it actually brings tears to my eyes.
He’s not just THAT guy, the guy that never became a rally car driver cause he couldn’t afford it, or cause he couldn’t get sponsors, or didn’t know the right people. He’s so much more than that.
He’s a father, a husband, a son, a brother, and an uncle. He’s the jackass next door that woke you up at 6 in the morning with his air compressor. He’s the guy at the convenience store that actually held the door for you instead of slamming it in your face. He’s the guy that stopped on the side of the road, in a blizzard, just to see if you were okay. He’s the guy at the Park that handed you back your wallet when you didn’t even realize it was missing. He’s also that guy that flipped you off this morning when you cut him off!
He’s not perfect, but he’s pretty damn close in my book!
Where did all this all come from? I’ll tell you……
The other morning after my husband left for work, Z and I decided to venture outside for a little fresh air. This is what we found…….
Need I say more?
I’m a lucky woman. I have an amazing husband who just happens to be an amazing father. What more could I ask for?
P.S. Just so you know, I never really wanted to be Britney Spears……in case you were wondering……..