Inspiring Tidbits, Love

My Hero

Glimpse of the MTV Movie Awards set snapped backstage during a rehearsal (all those sleek, curving strips of light are my husband’s latest design)

Perhaps to some it seems as though I gush about how much I love my husband far too often, but from where I sit it feels like I don’t do it nearly enough. This week in particular is one in which I feel overwhelmed by a need to somehow show him just how much he means to me. I feebly attempted to do this the other night as we watched the MTV Movie Awards (a show that also happened to be debuting his latest lighting invention all over its stage), but anything that came out of my mouth fell short. The lights were blindingly beautiful and sleek after all, much like him – he makes every task (no matter how daunting) appear seamless and under control – and I now realize this is probably what I should have said to him amidst the distracting light show. He has undertaken so much over the past few months that it almost seems absurd when I write it all down: he’s designed a bunch of crazy lighting projects for MTV and countless concert tours (so, yeah, there’s that); he’s coordinated a massive home renovation (ripping up floors, staying up into the wee hours cutting counter tops and installing appliances, and completely redoing the drainage system in our yard); and he’s even managed to get our Austin house ready to sell (it goes on the market in mid June). I know it kills him that he can’t do even more, so I only wish he could see how amazing all the things are that he does and how deeply he enriches my life…

The two handsome men in my life driving home from the beach (taken February 2012)

Not only does my husband’s presence in my life give me an endless supply of hope and faith in the goodness of our universe, but he inspires me to be better and work harder at everything I do. He makes me want to be a better woman, a more innovative creator, and just the gosh darn most genuinely good person I can be. So, this is my little shout out to my hero (if I knew he listened to the radio, I would have called in and requested a Foo Fighters song just for him, but this will have to do in an age when radio dedications simply ain’t what they used to be)…

Oh, sweet day when the new house became officially ours – I can’t wait to be inspired and surprised for years to come by this amazing man in this very spot

Psst: Is there a dazzlingly special person in your life who makes you strive to be the best version of you? Leave a comment.

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  • Reply Chris June 6, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Awesome!! I’m so happy for you, Jen!

    • Reply Coté June 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Thank you, Chris! I feel so very lucky for the amazing people in my life. 🙂 Sending much love to you and your family!

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