5.01.2013

My Husband is Awesome

I don't think working full time and going to school is for everybody.  Lots of people are doing it but I seriously don't know how they survive it.   I am weak.  I'm a baby when I don't get enough sleep and I get stressed out when I have a lot on my plate.  I did two semesters part time at community college and it just about killed me.  I came home from class in tears because I was so exhausted and so tired and had no idea where I would find the time or energy to get everything done.  My husband is a lot stronger then I am.  I already knew that.   WE already knew that, but doing what he did is just one more example of how much stronger.  For the past three years Mj has been a fixture at the dining room table doing homework for hours and hours on end.  I come home from work and there he is posted up in front of his laptops.  I'm chilling on the couch on Sunday catching up on the old DVR and there he is doing homework all. day. long.  I really did feel sorry for him slaving away while I dozed in and out of sleep on the couch.  Some week nights we'd hardly even talk because he'd be doing homework from when I got home until we went to bed. 
He's been counting it down month by month, week by week and day by day.  Literally.  I got an update every week.  I "used" him as motivation to get some writing done and got him to come with me to my favorite coffee shop to work.  I wish I'd started it sooner because I got a lot done with him and it was fun.  He spent all Sunday working on his final project and now after years of hard work he finally has his degree and is so happy to be getting his life back.   Not that he ever really stopped living it.  My husband is a busy body.  He still hung out with his friends.  He cooked and went through all kinds of random baking phases.  He did his Army Drills.  We went on vacations.  We had date nights and DVD nights at home.  He went biking.  He did two cycles of P90X last year.  He did kick ball, dodge ball and is in his second flag football league in a row right now.  In fact, he's in two different leagues.  He just does not stop.  Needless to say he's really good at multi tasking while I'm tired just thinking about it. I'm such a slacker. He says he doesn't know what he's going to do with all this extra time and I'm thinking he may not want to tell me that because I'm sure I can think of a few things to help fill the void.

I'm so very proud of him.  When we met he told me that getting his Bachelor's degree had been a goal that he set out for himself a long time ago.  He did active duty Army, traveled the world then once he went to part time Army the degree was next on his list.  He had some setbacks.  It took him longer then he planned.  Army reserve training, deployments and life in general got in the way but he buckled down and got it done.  And what's really awesome aside from the whole getting your college degree thing is that between the GI Bill and his job benefits he hasn't paid a dime out of his pocket.  How freaking amazing is that in a time where most college graduates are drowning in student loan debt?  He even has a new job position lined up for next month.  He's a smart one alright, and he's cute. I'm just glad I snatched him up when I did.
 
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18 comments :

Life with J and J said...

What an awesome post. Kudos to your hubby on his accomplishments and to you for your support.

Law_Fal said...

Just an inspiration! Congrats to him! No student loan debt is a true blessing too!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

awww CeCe this made me totally smile....i love how you are celebrating your hubby like that...kudos to him for holding it down. i love a man smart man too!!!

Nylse said...

nice!
congrats.

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

Love this post :)

Jamie said...

Congratulations!!!! Hard work pays off!

Steph said...

Congrats! Talk about multi-tasking. The GI bill is a glorious thing.

The Happy Homeowner said...

Such a cute post! Good for him for going after what he wants...inspirational for sure!

Denise A said...

Congrats to your husband! Mine is about to finish the work full-time/go to school combo this August and I don't know how he does it.

Faith said...

That is so awesome! Congrats Mj!

I know exactly what you mean. Sean went to work, played rugby, help plan our wedding, went to school for his masters, etc, and still managed to live. l'll completely be a crying mess too, lol.

The Funky Junkie said...

Awww good for him! What an accomplishment. You should be proud. :)

Whitney Cypert said...

MJ is a bad ass! I don't see how people can do all of that and still have time for friends or anything else. I am such a baby too if I'm feeling over stressed, I couldn't handle it. Garrett is like MJ, he just sucks it up and gets things done.

Kim Jackson said...

awwwwww! This is just about the sweetest thing I have read all week! Congrats MJ! And congrats to you too chica--even though you confess to napping while he worked (lol), I am sure you were a strong support system for him while he accomplished such a wonderful goal.

Kim
www.PishPoshPerfect.com

Brittany said...

Congratulations, MJ! This is so sweet...you are one supportive, loving wifey. He is blessed to have you!!

Susannah said...

Wow! Good for him!!! My hubby is in school and working full time so I know how hard it can be!

Pegster said...

YAY for amazing husbands. Kuddos to you for appreciating what he is doing and being so supportive. It's so nice to see couples that are so supportive of each other.

Miss MP said...

Congrats-- that is so awesome!

Janna Renee said...

I'm proud of him too! You really do have a good one, and you guys have every right to be proud! Maybe I should go back for another degree ;)

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