Good Monday morning, Hearties! How is everybody? I’m watching my recording of Marrying Father Christmas as I’m writing this, so I’m GREAT! 😀 Have you watched it yet? I can’t tell you about the entire movie yet, since I haven’t finished it, but loving it so far! I’m not going to comment anymore though, because SPOILER ALERT! Then I wouldn’t have anything to talk about on Wednesday!
So, it’s time to name another one of my blessings. Today I’m very grateful for my husband. Our life together isn’t perfect, but it’s a heck of a good one. He’s patient and kind, and so very supportive. I mean, this blog was HIS idea, as was the book on which I’m currently working. He’s pretty special!
I know someone else who sure thinks a lot of their spouse, and that’s our #MeetYouMonday for today, Mr. Michael Hopper. Wow, he’s our THIRD male Heartie to be spotlighted! We’re on a role! So I’m going to let him take over, and we can get to know him. From what I knoe so far, he seems pretty terrific! And since it’s Thanksgiving time, I asked him to add something he’s thankful for. Here he is!
1. Where are you from? If you’re living elsewhere, where are you living now?
A: I am from Danville, VA, a small little town near the border of North Carolina. I have been here for my entire 25 years and love living here.
2. Tell us about your family.
A: I am happily and wonderfully married to my best friend and beautiful wife of 5 years. We have known each other for 8. She moved from Alaska to attend a small town college here to get her degree in biomedical sciences. We met at a July 4 picnic playing volleyball. Something told me she was different. Her smile. Her simple yet elegant beauty radiating from within. I knew she was my forever. We have a 3-year-old son, who has as much energy as a dog on caffeine. Lol We love it, and love him so much and we are so blessed and thank Jesus for blessing him with us. Hopefully in the future, we will be able to add baby #2.
3. What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies? What are you studying/did you study in school?
A: Currently I am a route driver for a vending company. I love the hours because I can work my accounts to where I can be off around 11 and have more family time, which I love. I love to create music scores, exercise, and write my book. I studied Business Management when I was in school. I took a 2-year program to achieve my associates, which I have just a couple of more classes and I shall be finished.
4. How did you find/discover WCTH?
A: My wife is the reason I have come to love and enjoy WCTH. She has been a big fan since they came out. I brushed it off, thinking that it was another one of those over-the-top romances, a chick flick for instance. But I sat down one evening, and just watched. And immediately I was captivated by the storylines, characters, and the bond that Elizabeth and Jack had. This show was not overdoing the romance. Everything and everyone were and are so perfectly balanced.
5. What is your favorite episode? Season?
A: That is a hard question because I love them all!! But if I had to choose….season would be season 3 because it was a growing season for almost every character, especially Jack and Elizabeth. I loved how they were growing closer together and their love was taking deep roots and solidifying their love. Episode probably would have to be the end of season 3 with Rosemary and Lee’s wedding. The sacrifice that the whole town made and how they saved the miners and everyone pitched in. I loved how it showed the power of family and community.
6. Who is your favorite character? Star of the show?
A: Another hard one! Lol It would have to be Elizabeth. Her heart and her compassion is something that I pray for in myself. To be able to ask the right questions at the right time, to persevere when all seems lost, to have patience when the situation is begging for an outburst. How she never gives up hope. Her character really embodies the verse found in Romans 5:3-5 of how perseverance brings forth character, and character brings forth hope.
7. Why are you a Heartie? Why do you love the show?
A: I am a Heartie because WCTH is a show that will never be replaced or replicated. Everything and everyone in it connects with my heart profoundly. Plus this is the best and most exciting fan base ever and that I have been a part of. The reason I love the show is because WCTH’s delivers a wholesome, honorable, respectable, and overall amazing show on every level. It connects with you deeply. Nothing is shallow. No character or story is a meaningless part of the script. Everything and everyone has depth and intricacy. And I see Jack and Elizabeth in my wife and I. How we interact with one another and how we love each other reminds me so much of Jack and Elizabeth.
8. Anything else you enjoy, or anything you’d like to add?
A: I enjoy watching sports with my family and doing a lot of spontaneous and absolute fun things like finding new nature trails to hike/walk on. I would like to add one more thing on WCTH….it is the best show of all time. Everyone I deem should see it. The morals and honor that is displayed is remarkable and unmatched. Truly a classic.
*Bonus Question: What are you thankful for?
A: Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I have so much to be thankful for. Every day is thanksgiving. I am so thankful for my Jesus and his every day grace he extends and graciously showers me with. Apart from him I can do nothing. I am so blessed to have such an amazing, beautiful, gentle, and cherished wife. None compare to her. She is one of kind. Words cannot do her justice. So thankful I can spend forever with my best friend. I am thankful for my best bud and friend, Uriah my son. I love that he is part of our world and I can get to watch him grow and let his personality take face. He is a heritage and reward for my wife and I. Thankful for my big family. I am just so thankful I could write this. Thankful for good wholesome shows like WCTH.
Thank you so much Michael! You truly show us the spirit of the season! Okay everybody, I hope you have a marvelous day today, and live it to the fullest like this young man! I will see you on Wednesday. I have now finished a certain film…and that’s all I’m saying. Bye bye now! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!