Sunday, June 8, 2008
How many of you read the blog of my dear wife, Amanda Lovato? I am sure there are many of you, as you probably would not be here now if you hadn’t clicked my link on her blog. I know how you operate.
Of those five hundred of you who read that blog, how many of you really think you know Amanda? I wonder. I thought, just for kicks, that I would share a few thoughts about my wife, so that you, the careful reader, can understand a bit more about how she ticks.
Yes, she is a pretty open person. She talks about her poop. She talks about her friends. She talks about her enemies, pet peeves, favorite things, swim suits, and a bit more about her poop. There are so many incredibly interesting topics inside the head of AGL that she may never have time to post them all on her blog. But she will damn sure try.
Even though she takes time to write about just about everything, I still think the vast majority of her readers don’t know just how great a person she really is, so I will share her with you.
Amanda is the one of the most caring, giving and loving people I have ever met. She talks about how she has older child syndrome, but she does not let on that the syndrome has made her a sweet and generous caregiver.
She talks about how anal she is, but she doesn’t let on that she is one of the most organized, detail-oriented, task-driven people I know.
A rant from Amanda is just that: a rant. She calls out people’s flaws, she points out injustices and rude occurrences, but she does not ever mean to hurt any one’s feelings. She truly sees her rant as a way to get things off her chest. Rather than let it fester inside forever, she let’s it go, and on some occasions the subject of the rant could take the opportunity to learn a bit about him or herself.
One of Amanda’s greatest strengths is that she handles criticism very well. She knows she has room to improve in many aspects of her life. She takes feedback and uses it constructively to make herself a better person. This is a rare trait, perhaps more rare than you think.
Amanda can tell someone she is sorry, and that she was wrong. Sadly, there are more folks in this world who are incapable of doing just that, even if they could stop an argument, a fight or even a war.
Amanda is the one of the most sensitive people I know. She may appear to have a tough skin, but inside she takes things to heart.
Amanda is my Domestic Goddess. For proof I took this photo the other night after a long training day. She prepared my dinner, cleaned my dishes, and made me comfortable and happy.
Amanda is my inspiration. When dedicated to realizing a goal, nothing gets in her way. She follows the path she sets without wavering, and she does so without being late.
The only thing Amanda loves more than her dogs is me, and I love that.
Amanda is my best friend, and I have gotten to know her better each and every day.