Today is International Women’s Day – while many people are using it as a day of marching and demonstrations to push for greater gender equality, I thought I’d use it as an opportunity to talk about the woman who inspires me the most in my life – Catherine Lashbrooke.

Cath is my wife and the mother of our two children, but she is, of course, so much more than that (as if being a wife and a mother isn’t enough). Amongst her many roles in my life, she is my best friend, my rock when things are tough, my greatest source of entertainment, my biggest supporter, my comforter, and so many other things. She encourages me to be a better man and inspires me to act on things to improve myself. She is a beautiful, loving, caring, kind, compassionate, funny, intelligent, wise, strong, passionate and joyful woman who makes my life better every day just being a part of it. She keeps me focussed on what is important in life and makes sure that I keep my eyes fixed on Christ as my centre.

On top of that, she is an incredible mother to our children and she’s the main person keeping our family afloat – I can 100% positively say that without her making sure we keep things together, our family would certainly be a hot mess. How she does it all is a wonder to me and I am incredibly lucky to have her in my life.

So, I know I don’t ever post things on here about my personal life, but today I would like to honour and thank the most important and inspirational woman in my life – my wife, Catherine Lashbrooke.

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