There are many places we can draw upon for inspiration. Typically, for me, it's a sports related thing. For instance, Brandon Roy's ridiculous fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks. That was inspiring because of how the guy played on virtually no knees. Crazy!! There's no shortage of stories in sports.
However, here at the Urban Dater, we don't really talk about sports all that much, not even water-sports. It's a true travesty, I know! We talk about dating, mating and relationships 'round these parts, which brings me to something that recently inspired me.
I've got a wonderful friend, named Julie. She's an amazing mother of three kids. First off, that's inspiring by itself, when you add-on the fact she works full-time and goes to school full-time it makes this act of motherhood even more awesome. As great as all that was, that's not what really inspired me, though. You see, Julie's fiance, Gary, jumped into her life mid-chaos, so to speak. Julie had twins with another man… While he takes care of her twins financially, he's not really there.
Gary came along about a year or so after the twins were born, when he and Julie began dating. She told me about this awesome guy. I was naturally skeptical. To me, I thought: “What guy in his right mind would step into a situation like that?” Well, love and boat loads of character make people do a lot things we might consider “crazy.” Not only did Gary date my friend, he really inserted himself as a part of her family; he asked her to marry him and now they have another child together. “Oh! Guess what my kids did at school!” Gary would exclaim, like any other proud papa. He goes on about his kids, all of them and you can see the love that exists there.
Why does any of that inspire me? It's inspiring because there's still plenty of good guys out there, ready to step into any situation simply because of love and simply because of the fact that doing something the right way means something in these chaotic times. Honestly, I don't know a lot of men who would do what Gary did. I would say that I wouldn't have…
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