My hubby gets overlooked a good bit on this here blog thingy because he just goes along on his merry way every day trying not to upset the apple cart that is Topsy-Techieland. He doesn’t create drama. He doesn’t take sides. He doesn’t stoke the fires of dissent.
What he does do is keep us from taking ourselves too seriously. Yes, believe it or not, that can happen once in a while, and R-T knows exactly where to stick that pin so that our balloon can deflate at just the right speed and still somehow save face. He is probably the single funniest human being I’ve ever had the fortune to know, and no matter what the subject matter, my hubby WILL find a way to make it pee-your-pants hilariously funny.
We laugh more around here than is probably legally allowed. We laugh at our local newscasters. We laugh at our relatives (well, except for the ones that read this blog, of course). We laugh at the way we dress, the way we speak to each other, and the way we call each other to the phone. Everything we do or see can be fodder for our hilarity.
And the reason we laugh so much? Probably because we see so much to cry about. You see, my husband is the operations director for our local homeless shelter, and not a day goes by that he doesn’t encounter people in crisis. It’s not an easy job. Not by a long shot. Success stories are few, and relapses are common. In a job like my husbands, you get to know people well enough to take it personally when they lose a child because they can’t overcome drug addiction, or get stabbed under a bridge, or have their last dollar stolen from them because they weren’t mentally able to distinguish the people you can trust from the people you can’t.
Seeing these things every day either makes you bitter, or increases your desire for justice. Fortunately, my hubby has chosen the latter. He knows that he can either be angry with God or be God’s hands in the world. Fortunately, my hubby has chosen the latter.
And one of the ways R-T tries to make sense of all the injustice he sees on a daily basis is by talking about it. Laughing about it. Trying to see it in light of his faith. And he is doing all this in a very public way on his new blog. So today, I’m showing my hubby a little linky love and suggesting that you drop by and see what kind of impact one man with a heart and a vision and a huge sense of humor can make on the homeless scene.
And then you will understand just why we need to laugh so much around here.