Submitted by Kate McGormley
Many years ago my mom was on a committee for our church to bring in the next minister(s). The committee brought in the McGormleys and their family. Years later I ended up marrying their son, Joel. I thank my mom every day for being on that committee. I think God had something to do with it too! Joel is my one. When I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and hospitalized during our engagement, he drove hours to visit me. He believed I would get better. He didn't run when it was really scary. And for the last 15 years he's embraced my best days and gently guided my through my downs. Because of his steadiness and caring heart, I have had very few lows. He makes me laugh, and his love has given me the courage to share my story and be myself. In 2013 it was Joel who encouraged me to create a blog about kindness and do daily kindness acts with my young boys. Joel is the one who follows through. He texts to check in when something important is going on. He teaches our boys what it means to care for one another. He reminds me to not take things too seriously. I am a better and kinder person because we found each other.