Jan 20, 2010

Creating a Lovable Hero

While all writers strive to create a believable hero--one that is strong, unique and lovable--we sometimes fall short of our expectations.
In our mind we may see:

Brad Pitt

Matthew McConaughey


Hugh Jackman

What red blooded American woman wouldn't swoon to baby blue eyes, wavy blond hair and all those muscles, right? But what about the other kinds of heroes? The real everyday heroes?

I'm talking about those men in our lives that put up with all our little strange habits, late hours and household chores that remain undone. The ones that let you lock yourself away in a room for hours, while they watch the kids. The ones that step up to the plate when you have a deadline and get those dishes out of the sink or fold those clothes that have been in a basket at the end of the bed for a week.

Yes, ladies, the real heroes are our loving husbands.

My hero is Ed. He not only works hours and hours at our restaurant, allowing me the luxury of writing full time at home, but when he does happen to be home, he can been found doing all those things I mentioned above and more. This past Saturday he helped me take down all the Christmas decorations, hauled the boxes out to the garage and then proceeded to help me put the house back together. When I was tired and ready to quit, he just kept on going.

I couldn't ask for a better hero in my life.
A real life hero.
Back away from the computer ladies.
He's taken.


  1. I love this post, Christine! I'm so glad Ed is your hero. Pretty great guy. (Of course, I'm rather enamored of my own man!)

  2. Amen! That's how I see my husband too! Isn't it great? We're so blessed!

  3. He's so cute!

    That was a great post. I feel the same way about my sweetheart.

  4. Thanks Honey...I do love & appreciate you too...you do more than you give yourself credit for.

  5. That was such a sweet post. I loved it. Thanks for the reminder of who is really most important in our lives.

  6. Aw! That was incredible! I can vouch for Ed being just as awesome as Chris says. He's not only cute (awesome smile!) but he is just SO SO nice.

    Beautiful post Chris. Thanks for reminding me just how good I have it. :)

  7. Cute! And I'm good. I've got my own Ed, except we call him Bryan :)

  8. What a great post!
    I just gave you an award over on my blog.