Today, Hubster graduated with his Masters of Science. I couldn’t be prouder. :)
He has worked so hard these past two years, all the while supporting C and me through so many ups and downs.
Ups and Downs…
I have to admit that today I was 98% happy and proud of Hubster and 2% jealous. When we started this adventure two years ago, we intended to graduate with our master’s degrees together today. We survived through a horrendous first trimester of pregnancy for me, in which I suffered hyperemesis and lost both my job (graduate assistantship) and was forced to withdraw from school. We experienced the birth of our awesome son, whom I simply cannot imagine life without. We lived through two months of colic, followed by about four months of C’s high needs. We handled my diagnosis of postpartum depression and the tumultuous period that followed. Now, we celebrate Hubster’s success and look forward to the exciting next step for our family.
We get to move back to our home state later this month! On July 1st, Hubster gets to start an excellent job at a university that is approximately two hours from all of our family and friends. We celebrate the fact that the financial hardship we’ve experienced the past two years will end.
We’re closing this chapter of our lives in such a different way than it began, but we’re stronger than ever. I may not be leaving here with the graduate degree that I came for, but I get to leave this place with a devoted husband and a wonderful son. I wouldn’t trade that for a hundred graduate degrees.
*Sadly, I’m absent from these pictures because I came down with the flu this weekend. Horrible timing, but I’m so grateful to friends and family for taking these pictures for me.