Today is for my husband.
I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it now again because it's pertinent: We've been married almost 14 years, and my husband has been going to school, full-time and year-round (save the 8-week term during which we were married) the entire time I've known him.
He graduated with his BA (Spanish Teaching/Minor in PE Coaching) in April of 1999 (8 days after our oldest was born).
He graduated with his MS (Sociology) in August of 2003.
Today, he defends his dissertation for his Ed.D (doctorate in Educational Leadership).
Today, the day we've been waiting for. Two li'l hours out of today. It doesn't mean he's finished (there will be edits after feedback, etc.), but THIS is the mark, the distinguishing event. In order to get this done, to get to this point, we have sacrificed time together. Time. And lots of specific things that I won't mention here, perhaps because I may or may not have blocked them from my memory. Summers, winters, everything in between, for YEARS. "When's he going to defend?" TODAY. Today, is the answer to that question.
So if you don't mind, a cheer or good thought or a prayer his way?
Have a great weekend.