There are very few men on the planet like Seth.
Yes, he is tall, dark and handsome – and down right, scrumptious – and yes, he rides a motorcycle and plays guitar, but those are just a few pieces to the Seth puzzle.
He has friends or makes friends where ever he goes.
They may not even have met him in person, maybe only on Twitter, or maybe they had a brief encounter with him in the past, but there is no shortage of people on the planet who call Seth a friend. The reasons are clear to me, as the lucky girl who gets to spend my life with him but also as a casual observer, in awe by his overall awesomeness.
Here they are… I am sharing them because if we were all a little bit more like Seth the world would be a better place:
1. He harbors zero anger or resentment.
It all goes as it comes. And it’s not hiding inside of him somewhere, believe me, I’ve checked. The result is a man who has a clear understanding that he reminds me of every single day, “There is only one thing in life you can truly control and that is your reaction to the events and circumstances around you. The rest is completely out of your control, so don’t stress trying to change it.”
2. He loves. He really, truly loves.
Aside from my father, I have never, ever known a man who loves the way Seth does. This is the piece of Seth that I have the hardest time articulating. Being on the receiving end of his love is a gift. It really is. Every single day, I feel appreciated, respected and adored. And so do the kids. He’s just so wonderful, all of the time. He expects nothing of us, only that we wake up and be ourselves. No demands to change. No demands at all, in fact. As a result, we have an incredibly peaceful, happy household. Go figure.
3. He believes that change is good.
We are both always changing, he says, and as long as we change together, we’ll be just fine. As a result, he doesn’t fear the future or whatever it brings.
4. He doesn’t give a shit.
Remember Seth and I’s Halloween costume (cowboys and aliens)? I shot him in a bar and he dropped to the floor, dead as a door nail. He was completely in character. He could care less what anyone thinks about him and never, ever makes a decision based on what anyone else will think or say.
5. He never complains.
No matter how tall the stack of dishes, or the mess in the house, or the days upon days of never ending child rearing and all of the stresses that come with it, never has he ever complained. He appreciates his life, he appreciates our life. But with that he has the capacity to work for it without bitching about it.
6. He is an incredible father.
He has more patience with the kids then I do in my right pinky finger. He is absolutely awesome with each of them. His two are already reading chapter books. When they ask him about the moon or the stars, he asks them a question right back. And while he teaches them every day he also hugs them every day, he loves them every day, and he extends all of this love to Benjamin as if he were his own.
With that said, he totally loses his shit every once in a while, like every parent–it’s harmless though and usually involves a quick trip to the fridge afterwards for a beer. He takes this parenthood thing in stride and understands that our job is simply to do the best we can… they are, at the end of the day, unique little people temporarily in our care.
Don’t forget to join us Thursday, June 21st at 9:00 PM (EST) for our second Google + Hang Out.
[Thanks to Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach for the crown.]