Jin has been holding down the fort for this past month as I have been living through all kinds of disaster and fun over here. In short, whilst doing every cosmetic update to our home imaginable in order to list it for sale, several health emergencies reared their ugly heads (one of which involved a broken leg) and reduced me to a sobbing blob on the phone declaring my utter defeat to my husband who was traveling on business. He promptly bought a return ticket for the following morning and cut his trip short. YAY MARRIAGE!
Though I really should be writing a tribute to my dear friend, who not only blogged her little heart out for a month despite her adversity to blogging (please shower that silly woman with unending praise in the comments, because she is a born writer and should stop pretending like she doesn’t like it!), her family allowed us to crash their home Easter Weekend to get away from our house the first weekend of being listed (under contract after Day 1! Woot!). Instead, this post is actually dedicated to that guy who lives here, otherwise known as my husband, John Saddington, Atlanta entrepreneur and hacker.
He’s a pretty accomplished man (child), but I will not bother listing his many achievements here. What really inspired my dedication post to begin with was actually spending some time on his personal blog. I’ve confessed before that I don’t read his posts regularly, but I should take some time to shame myself into doing it more often, because its really quite good stuff! In fact, all the links so far go to posts he’s written about the different things that have transpired in our lives.
A more frustrating being has there never been in my life–but never have I been better loved by a tormentor.
Did that sound contradictory? I am bad at this sort of thing. Internet PDA is simply not how we roll (or real life PDA for that matter). Lets just say my insults are the bouquets of my affection. 🙂
Perhaps, the best I can do at this moment is to proffer bits and pieces of his goodness in the forms of video and writing.
For example: lots of proud feelings came from watching his interview with Jeff Shinabarger about the “more” that comes from “less”
and reading this post about how amazing John’s dad is.
The most important thing I can say about him and our lives together is that day to day, year to year, he has grown better and truer to himself. He’s doing valuable work changing lives as a partner of an amazing company called The Iron Yard, discovering at the age of 31 that it can take years of trying, psychological diagnosis, and lots of mistakes to find the sweet spot.
Though certainly not the most eloquent post to come from me (sometimes words need to be banged out with little rhyme or reason), and out of the standard vein of food reviews and cute kid photos (okay, okay. I somehow still managed to play the cute kid card in this post not about children), we here at Kimchi Belles like to think that we share good things in general.
So, I hope you enjoyed meeting the guy partnering with me in life–stay tuned for all the best secrets about James Kim, DIY enthusiast, “monster” belonging to Jin, lover of photography, and stealthy, quick wit of any gathering. 😉