I can’t tell you how much time and energy Heather has put into researching different parenting and food related topics. And I don’t WANT to tell you all the weird and embarrassing stories that have resulted from some of her preferences. I don’t want to. But I probably will.
What was initially a bane to me has become a joy. This anti-fast food / anti-restaurant / anti-fun attitude drove me mad for more than a year. But she’s won me over. I’m not even sure how she did it, really. Where I once grumbled and complained and snuck out of the house for supersecret fast food meals (almost nightly), I now have a deep appreciation for her cooking and a calming sense of satisfaction when I see her share these valuable insights with other people.
You see, I had a prophetic understanding of who she was when we married. She was not yet the embodiment of the woman she would become. But I saw her in my mind’s eye. I knew she was destined for many honorable and admirable things she was not yet walking in. While she practically tortured me for more than a year researching and gathering and putting pieces together to better grasp the puzzle of personal health and wholeness, she has become a valuable resource to many people, and a woman I greatly admire.
I wish I could explain the change and how it affects my heart. She was great and I loved her, of course, but she was hidden and obsessed with learning and practicing all these organic, local, grass fed, non-toxic concepts which meant a lot of inconvenience for me.
Tenacious for Truth
I never use the word “tenacious.” But for my wife, I think I’ll make an exception. She has tenaciously pursued knowledge and understanding of which foods are safe, why they are beneficial, and how they need to be prepared in order for the human body to draw out the necessary nutrients. She usually refused to settle for less than what was best for her family, which meant digging deeper and going to greater lengths to provide life giving sustenance to her family.
I want to honor her for the work she put in when no one (and I mean NO ONE) cared or applauded. She pursued her passions when no one was around to give credit, and even I was mostly ungrateful. And I am the beneficiary. Today I have the best physical health I have ever had. My emotional health has seriously improved as well, due partly to vital nutritional supplements my body was aching for that I never knew.
I am blessed to be married to her. She is the most unique woman I’ve ever known. She is worth listening to, and I’m hoping you’ll come around to my point of view. She practices what she says. I’m excited to see where Mommypotamus.com goes from here. I hope you stick around and talk back the entire time.