Today, Time Magazine named Pope Francis their 2013 Person of the Year.
Also today, the little inhabitants of Das Schmidt Haus name their daddy the 2013 Man of the Year.
We have good friends whose annual Christmas card includes a variety of hilarious quotes uttered by predominately their four young boys. Mom and dad capture quotes throughout the year and the best ones earn real estate on their Christmas letter. I can only imagine how fun this tradition will become as the boys grow and their vocabularies expand. We excitedly wait for this family’s letter each year, but darn it, I wish I had thought of the idea first.
But I do have this blog and what else would I write about for the letter Q? Quinoa, Qabalah, Qintar, Qwerty? Let’s stick with quotes. Introducing the inaugural edition of Das Schmidt Haus Quoteopia!
So why do I love my husband today? For knowing when I need to be knocked down a bit and helping me recognize it, too. Joel knows I live in extremes. When the blog’s stats aren’t as high as I would like them to be, when my writing doesn’t seem to be clicking, when we aren’t receiving much feedback, or when __________, fill in the blank, Joel helps me not reach beyond myself. Indeed, our blog is good; it is not great. But I shall keep running this race with perseverance and work to harness any inordinate desires for my own excellence.