Sunday, May 17, 2009

No More Papers, No More Books!

As of 6:29 and 51 seconds last night Chris is finally all done with his masters degree!!!! THANK GOD!!! It's been the longest 18 months ever and I am so glad it's over. He started it right after Milo turned two months old so we really don't know life as a family without that ten ton gorilla on our backs. I can't wait to get reacquainted, just the three of us with out the masters in tow! It really has been just me and Milo for the longest time doing our own thing while Chris sat on the couch and worked after he came home from working all day. Now he can come and play with us!

I can't say how proud I am of my husband and all the work he has put in for our family. He started college when he was 17 years old and finally finished at 27 but he never quit and gave up. During that 10 years he always worked a full time job, he got married, bought a house, dealt with the death of my brother, dealt with the death of his cousin, best friend and best man at our wedding, dealt with his mother's illness, of course we had Milo and done a lot of other stuff that I can't think of right now. Life basically marched on in that 10 years as life has a tendency to do. It's been stressful and down right hard at times but he's never lost his sweet and caring manner and he has never lost his love for his family or his commitment to providing a better future for his son. And above all he never gave up. He may have slowed down at times but he never quit. His dedication overwhelms and inspires me. He's a person I strive to be like and if I wasn't lucky enough to be married to him I would want to be able to call him a friend.


Shannah said...

Congratulations to Chris! It is, indeed, an amazing accomplishment!

Nessa said...

Yippee! I am so proud of Chris! I know having this behind you will be great for the whole family! Have fun spending some great family time together! Love y'all!

Nikki Bettis said...

In a way it seems like it took forever and in another way it seems surreal that he's already done. I'm so excited for y'all!!! The 2 years that Brad commuted were TOUGH. I can't imagine having your husband there but "absent" all at the same time. Looking forward to many more trips to the farm with Chris able to finally come too. I"m excited for you about the upcoming trip and mini "vacation".... and whatever else the summer reveals!

What's the plan now? Will you stay in Lubbock or head on out to a bigger city?