Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Who’s Your Hero Blogfest

Hosted by JL Campbell.

The release of the novel Saving Sam by J.L. Campbell has been timed to coincide with National Heroes’ Day celebrations in Jamaica. Sam, the protagonist finds a hero—or heroine if you like—in his aunt and the mission of this blogfest is to write a maximum of 300 words about someone who has been a source of inspiration. So, Who’s Your Hero?

As soon as I saw this blogfest, I knew who I would pick - my husband, Craig. And I feel really bad anytime I hear an author say he or she doesn't have the support of the spouse. That's your best friend - that person should be the most supportive.

He’s always seen more in me than I see in myself and he leads our family by example. Craig has always supported me in my ventures, from photography to writing - even my roller coaster obsession. (He waits at the exit for me and holds my drink - LOL!) He doesn’t always understand my choices, but he allows me to plow forward.

Craig let me step away from a J-O-B I didn’t like 14 years ago to become fully self-employed. He helps me whenever he can, and often when he doesn’t want to. He’s driven me to seminars and wandered malls for hours while I did book signings. He tells me he admires my drive and desire to do better and learn more.

He’s the spiritual leader in our house and handles all of the expenses when they don’t pertain to my businesses. Not worrying about money has been a tremendous blessing to me. I joke that he is Mr. Safety, but he is my reality check, as I am prone to jump without a lot of thought.

My husband is my hero!

Who else would spend over a week making me a Despicable Me Minion pumpkin?


39 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

I am greedy I have 2 hero's One is Danny Boy my Irish singer, he helped me through the difficult time of berevements. Also Paul McKenna whose self help books and cds also got me through life.
Daniel would write or phone to see if all was well, which goes without saying for a busy entertainer It cheered me no end,
Yvonne.

J.L. Campbell said...

Diane,
Thanks for participating.

You and your husband sound like a great match. I agree that spouses should understand and support each other. He sounds like a wonderful guy.

The icing on the cake is Mr. Me Minion Pumpkin. So cute!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Diane, that's so awesome how supportive your husband is. That's especially awesome that he supported your decision to quit your job. Not everyone would. Thanks for sharing about him.

Jo said...

Wonderful to have such a supportive husband.

Love your pumpkinion.

shelly said...

JL's book looks really interesting.

Shared.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Karen Walker said...

You are both so blessed to have each other.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't know how writers without supportive spouses do it either. I bet that made your husband feel good to know he's your hero.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I know Craig will love this post! So sweet of you to make him your hero!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

that is one KICK ARSE minion pumpkin!!! He's a keeper.

Yolanda Renee said...

Great choice for a hero and that pumpkin - AWESOME!

LD Masterson said...

I didn't get into the blogfest but I can name my hero - my dad. My mother needed 24/7 care most of the last decade of her life. It would have been so easy for him to put her in some sort of nursing facility - which she was terrified of - but he kept her at home and took care of her till the end. That's a hero.

Maurice Mitchell said...

That's awesome L. Diane. Hopefully he runs around in a cape too.

Arlee Bird said...

You are a fortunate couple. What a nice tribute to Craig.

Lee
Wrote By Rote

Robin said...

Lovely tribute to your husband. Partner. Best friend. Support system. You are blessed!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Joy, congrats on your book release.

Natalie, no they wouldn't.

Alex, it did!

Elizabeth, I showed him before he left the house this morning and he was very moved.

LD, that's love.

Maurice, if that was all he ran around in, I'd be fine with that.

Heather M. Gardner said...

He sounds fantastic. Wonderful to have that kind of support. And, good for you for recognizing it and pointing it out.

HI STEVE THE MINION PUMPKIN!!!

David P. King said...

First, that pumpkin is "smashing."

Secondly, what a wonderful tribute to your hero. Glad to know there's good guys out there. :)

Sally said...

I bet you've made your husband blush. He sounds a lovely fellow and you sound as though you both make your partnership work. Good luck to you both.

Gwen Gardner said...

Yay for husbands! Mine is very supportive, too, in whatever it is that I'm doing.

Michelle Wallace said...

It sounds like a great match!
Love the pumpkin!

P V Ariel said...

Craig you are really a blessed man to have such a wonderful better half.
Keep going my dear friends.
Indeed Made for each other,
Best Regards
Phil

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

What a great tribute to your husband. I feel much the same way about mine.
Loving your pumpkin.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Heather, you love Steve, don't you?

Sally, I did make him smile big this morning and that is no easy task.

M Pax said...

Aww, love that pumpkin. Awesome. I'm glad your husband is so supportive. So is mine. Don't know what i'd do without him.

Lynda R Young said...

That's a seriously awesome pumpkin!!!

And my hubby is my hero as well :)
Having that kind of support makes such a huge difference.

Denise Covey said...

Hi L Diane. Craig does indeed sound very heroic. What a great back up to have him supporting you both physically and spiritually. Great post.

Ella said...

Hi L. Diane! I love this sweet post~
Cheers to Craig and the pumpkin so rocks~ I might make a Breaking Bad pumpkin, so do love yours-so cute!

J Q Rose said...

Diane, your DH is a true hero in your life. No wonder you chose him. Amazing "punkin" art.

LD--your dad is a true hero too. He must have loved your mother so much to take care of her at home.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Diane, your husband sounds like a wonderful man. I understand the importance of that because my husband is my hero who supports me in every way including being the chauffeur to places he probably would never choose to go. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Allen said...

That is basically the best pumpkin ever :)

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, with Joy)

Susanne Drazic said...

What a sweet and wonderful person your husband is. That pumpkin is so cool!

Nick Wilford said...

Very sweet post. We could all use that type of support. Congrats to Joy!

Laura Marcella said...

Love that minion pumpkin!! So cute!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Rhonda Albom said...

That Despicable Me Minion pumpkin is awesome! So is a supportive husband as a hero.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Ella, I want to see that Breaking Bad pumpkin.

Mary, my husband did a lot of driving he never wanted to do.

Tyrean Martinson said...

That's a great pumpkin!!! Love it!

And I love your choice of your husband as your hero! He sounds like a wonderful man for all the reasons you mentioned.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Milo James Fowler said...

Holy freakin' cow -- that is an awesome pumpkin! The man's got skillz.

Sherry Ellis said...

Sounds like your husband is a great guy!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Beautiful post. You are truly blessed.

Cute pumpkin.