HOWEVER, my husband is exactly the opposite... THANKFULLY! I truly want my boys to take after their dad! :) He loves to learn. He reads constantly. He was an excellent student, and the man is a wealth of knowledge.
THIS is why he has always wanted to go back to school. When we met, he had come to St. Louis to be a student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. That education still serves us well. :) His career, however, took a different course. Only in recent years, have both paths joined.... into what they call "health informatics." Yeah.... you can look here:
Definition of Health Informatics
So, that's what he does... he does it well, I might add. And he decided to get an official degree in it.
I'll be honest, the idea of him going back to school had never been a popular one to me. He's already a busy guy. We're managing a family of five, with three growing boys who need their dad around. I didn't care for the idea of time being taken away from our family, while he was in classes.
But I trust his judgment, which has not led me astray yet. :) He recently found this school that impressed him, and once he made the decision, he pretty much jumped right in.
To my pleasant surprise, he has managed for his studies to make little impact on our family.... so little, in fact, that I really didn't realize the weight of it until a couple of weeks ago, when we attended a "social, getting-to-know-you thing" for the students in the area.
We went to a little restaurant downtown, where they did a "happy hour" kind of event, and we met the chancellor of the school, and mingled with other students.... even met two other "health informatics" people (who knew?!!!).
And as I looked around, it all started to soak in.... he has finally done it... after nearly twenty years of wanting to, he's doing something he so badly wants for himself. And my heart swelled with pride for this man to whom I'm married.
It's easy to overlook the wonderful things about a person when you've known them so long... to take them for granted. I'm thankful for the moments when I'm snapped into reality and it is made aware to me in a new way, how blessed I am. I love this man's brain... that he loves to soak up new things... that he loves to learn. I love that he wants to continuously challenge himself, to do better... to be better. He takes his responsibilities very seriously. He provides for our family, all the while allowing me the freedom to make our family my top priority.
I happen to think he's pretty awesome. :)
Jason and me, April '14, at the WGU happy hour.