To say my husband is quiet may be an understatement to some. But if one has a chance to see him at a BBQ competition, you will have the rare glimpse into who he really is. For you see, BBQ competitions are his happy place. While mine may be Disneyland, he truly comes alive when surrounded by his BBQ smokers and by his fellow competitors.
People ask me often why I put up with all the crazy that comes with being married to a BBQ competitor. But if you’ve had the chance to see him smile after getting calls and trophies at awards or see him share food that he’s just prepared, you’ll see why. My rather absent minded husband is transformed into a person who has the greatest attention to detail and who takes the greatest care in creating the plates to turn in to the judges. At BBQ competitions, my husband comes alive. And to see someone come alive, to see them in the light they need to be in, it makes it all worth it. The long car rides and the lack of plumbing and the BBQ grime and grease that gets EVERYwhere… It’s all worth it.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman