Can I just say that my husband is just a much better person than I am? On a daily basis, I am absolutely amazed at his Christ-like-ness. While he is 100% human and makes mistakes like the rest of us, he reacts and responds to tough situations with grace and humility - I react by wanting to go out and buy a gun. (not seriously people, relax).
A certain work situation arose. Things got kind of ugly. Eric was hurt. He'll be the first to admit that both he and the other parties involved could have, and probably should have, done things differently, but the situation is what it is, and now we all have to deal with it. Over the course of the last few days, there were emails, making demands, and accusing Eric of a lot of stuff regarding this job. I was livid. I wanted to retaliate, and point the finger back. I wanted them to know how wrong they were! I refrained. But Eric... he refused to throw any punches or place blame - but he didn't roll over and allow himself to be walked on either. He was filled with compassion, while at the same time standing his ground. I hope someday, I learn how to do that.
And now I write this while he ran to the store to get me an ingredient I forgot to buy for dinner. Such. A. Good. Man. I'm not sure how I landed him.