Guys doing “guy things” like jousting and steer wrestling and wearing brown plaid - that is what it means to be a man, right? Men are to be tough and strong and silent -right? Or maybe to be a man it means doing what is needed without fear or complaint - doing what those around you need you to do. Sure men need to do the “manly” things like killing a snake or a bug, working overtime to pay for an unexpected bill, or stepping up to coach the team. But what if the “need” is not so gloriously tough? What if the need is what the world might even call soft. Does your family need someone to cook dinner, or do the dishes, or to play dress up…? Men - real men- do what is needed. They do what is needed without complaint, without fear, and without compromise. I am blessed to be around some real men. They are men who will not just run the grill, but will help clean up afterwards. They are real men who play with their kids - not out of a sense of duty but because they like them. They are men who serve their families without acting as if they are owed something for simply doing what was needed.
So, if you want to know what I have been up to since the show, I have been doing some real “manly” things, like feeding bunnies, playing babies and wearing pink!