The Babe has worked his little tooshy off! These last two years felt like a crazy whirlwind of never seeing him and trying to soak up every moment I had when he didn't have homework (which seemed like almost never). I was warned that Grad. school would be brutal. I even had one women tell me I was a "Master's Widow" which felt about right.
Life was incredibly stressful for The Babe. Well, for both of us. But we made due! And we were so so blessed through it all. These past two years strengthened us individually and in our marriage in so many more ways than I expected. He is truly an amazing man. He somehow made time for me, the dog, volunteering at church, to work full time or part time, and to get his degree. I know he was as burnt out as me every day and I could just kiss his darn forehead for it.
I'll be honest, I wasn't always the best wife. There was a lot of murmuring on my part. There was much resentment toward his homework (I'm sure honestly from the both of us). Many nights to spend time with one another, I would turn on a movie after my long day at work, and The Babe would try to watch some of it with me while doing his homework. Almost every day the last two years (until I got pregnant and had to use the bathroom every time I woke up before bed) I have fallen asleep on the couch while doing this routine and he would carry me to bed in all hours of the morning after he finished his homework, because I didn't want to go to bed without him.
He has been an amazing example to me of hard work, perseverance, honesty, faith, and selflessness. I could not have gotten a better man, I am sure of that. I am so proud of him in all that he has become and all that he has accomplished. I can't wait to see where he goes next. You can be assured that I'll be right there with him. Together, every step of the way.
Love you, Babe! And Happy Graduation!!!