Sunday, August 22, 2010

The VP of Awesome

I've been meaning to write this post for almost a week now, but you know... life. Finally I've found some time to brag on my husband.

Fred is a pretty amazing guy. Now, I know a lot of women say that. I mean, who wants to admit that they married someone who is less than awesome? But in my case, it really is true.

On August 12th, we found out that Fred had received a huge promotion at work. And seriously, it couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy (again, I know I'm his wife, but hear me out).

Fred started working for his company back in 1996, when we were living in Vancouver. When it was bought out by an American company, he was offered a job with the company in San Francisco. When it moved offices to Dallas, he was again given the option to move as well.

Anytime I come to see him at his office, his co-workers constantly tell me what a great guy Fred is. The women in his office threw me a baby shower (at his work, no less) when I was pregnant with Elise. It had nothing to do with me, but rather reflected how well-liked Fred is.

The same can be said about his clients and vendors. All you have to do is look at the donation page for Team Elise. A majority of the donations have come from them.

I don't think they make people like Fred anymore. He is one of the hardest working people I have ever met; willing to go the extra mile no matter who asks him. "That's not my job" is not part of his vocabulary. I've touched on this before, but since we moved to the U.S., Fred has been the sole income earner for our family; due to visa (immigration, not credit card) issues. That would put huge amounts of stress on anyone, but Fred has never, not ONCE, complained about it. It is because of him that during these tough economic times, we are doing fine.

And now he has finally been given a job that reflects his work ethic. And I could not be prouder of him. Well done, Mr. Vice President!


Jade =) said...

Woo hoo, so proud of him! You guys definitely deserve it!

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phonelady said...

congrats to you two could not happen to nicer ppl . well done fred .

Kim said...

You said it well, and I love how much you love and respect him too. :-)

Meri said...

Congratulations! Well deserved Mr. Awesome!