On Monday, comedians Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan announced that the current season of "The Jim Gaffigan Show" would be the end of the show. The reason, the Gaffigans explained, is that being involved in the show is causing them to spend too much time away from their children, who are more important than a TV show.
The Gaffigans' five children are often the subject of Jim's standup routines.
The ending of the show should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Jim and Jeannie's work. During a speech at Catholic University of America's commencement last May, Jim spoke about how his wife's presence in his life has opened his eyes to the importance of faith, and reminded him of the proper order of his priorities in life.
Before I met Jeannie I had lived across the street from a Catholic church for 15 years. I didn’t notice it. I never went in it once.
Because of Jeannie that same church became the place I was married, the same church my 5 children were baptized in and the church where once a week I’m reminded to keep focused on priorities.
God, family then work.
Props to the Gaffigans for being a beautiful example of Christian marriage and for living out an example of how to keep ones' priorities in order.