The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

June 16, 2010

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Life with Jeannine

A Father’s Day Tribute

Do you have a rock in your life?  You know the person who is always ready to hold you up when your knees start to buckle underneath you.  I’m lucky because I have an exceptional circle of support around me.  God has generously blessed me with faith, family and friends.  But apparently there is only one person in this world that I trust enough to witness the totally real me: The good, the Bad and the Ugly. That one person would be My Man of Steel.


My story is a little unique in the fact that I’m still in love with my high school sweetheart.  After having all of these years to actually grow-up together as a couple, I’ve come to think of him as My Man of Steel.  You see, I’m upbeat, perky and a stop and smell the roses kind of gal.


That is when I’m not a totally stressed-out, where is the light at the end of the tunnel, basket-case kind of gal.  There’s not much in-between for me. Fortunately, most people only experience the perky me.


On the other end of the spectrum, My Man of Steel is always even.  I’ve recently come to realize that my thinking of him as the Man of Steel is more appropriate than I ever recognized.  Like Clark Kent, he comes across as kind and mild-mannered.  Never calling attention to himself but always maintaining a sense of assertiveness.  But let me assure you he is always in the background ready to save the day.  Which is his ongoing job in our home.  When I’m off the deep end about how life has unfairly served-up some unexpected craziness, he leaps into the scene to save the day.  Sometimes this actually makes me mad because it’s more fun to throw a fit than act like a reasonable human being, but where would I be without his steady hand?  Regardless of what life throws his way, he takes it like another bullet that has unfazed him.  I often tell my friends, “He is like The Man of Steel, if I had to deal with ‘that’ I would be a puddle on the ground.”


In our family he is our rock. And for almost thirty years he has been my best friend and My Man of Steel.


And imagine all of this without a cape and tights! Happy Father’s Day to our family’s Man of Steel!

Who is your rock?

We’re Celebrating Father’s Day with two book GIVEAWAYS: Guess How Much I Love You and Song and Dance Man

Linking-up at the Homeschool village . . .

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda June 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Tony is my rock. I have always seen similarities in our relationship and ya’lls. Me and you a little frantic and emotional and the men so even kill its crazy. He is always so steady, no matter how frazzled I am and he always knows how to get me to see the big picture. Guess that is why he gets along so well with your MoS.

Rebecca September 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

Absolutely LOVE your fairy tale, but true to life blog story!!!

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy September 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Awww, that’s so sweet. My hubby is the level headed one too, but I don’t take it as nicely as you do. I usually huff and puff before I realize his genius :)

Sherry September 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Love your reference to your hubby being a man of steel! :) My hubby is so even keeled and definitely helps me keep my balance sometimes. :) What a blessing!

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