Heroes & Villains. Our world is full of them. I don't think anyone will be surprised by my choice of favorite superhero- I make no effort to hide my
Now, those of you who aren't regular followers of Jaybird's blog, please don't run away thinking I'm the sappy, lovey-dovey Kathy Lee type of wife who has blinders on and gushes incessantly over her husband. Nope, if I am posting here about The Husband it's usually because he's monumentally pissed me off and I am outing him for pulling some sort of dick move. As much as I rag on him, the truth of the matter is, my husband is my favorite superhero!
I admire my husband for a lot of reasons, but one of them is his strength. Not just the physical strength he possesses, (which, incidentally, is freakish and kind of non-human) but his overall inner strength. My husband will stand up for what he thinks is right, no matter who or what stands against him. In his kind of political, ass-kissing job, where the one who sucks up to the brass gets ahead, it is much easier to agree with the masses, just go with the flow and never take a stand. The Husband, is absolutely incapable of doing this. It is not part of his DNA to bend the truth. He is unwilling and comically unable to tell the itching ears what they want to hear or slick the right palm. On numerous occasions, he has stood up to his superiors choosing to tell them what he really thinks, especially if he thinks it will directly impact a fellow officer's safety. Consequently, The Husband will NEVER receive a promotion or a coveted position in his department. But that doesn't phase him in the least, he says, "At least I can sleep at night." That, my friends, is what makes him a real-life superhero. And what makes me very proud to be his wife.
Below is a clip of Clint Eastwood in the movie Heartbreak Ridge. It is a remarkably accurate example of exactly what my husband is like. He is a real life Gunny Highway-who never holds back what he really thinks. Now, I'm off to see who you all picked as your favorite heroes and villains!