Monday, September 24, 2012
The Wonderful Example of Perseverance
My amazing husband has been in college for the past 13 years working on his civil engineering degree. Before that, he had never taken a college class, so he had to start at the beginning (including some remedial classes). He works a full-time job, is the world's best father and is a conscientious student maintaining a high GPA at University of Houston. Because of his work schedule, he is only able to take one class per semester. It just drags on and on. We sat down together this weekend and figured out how many classes he has left until he graduates. There were more than he thought and we both got really frustrated. For the first time ever, I told him he should just give it up. He was close to the end, but we had sacrificed so much family time in his pursuit of a degree. Was it even worth it? He initially agreed. By the end of the day, he looked me in the eye and told me he couldn't give up. He would keep pursuing his goal. It made my heart almost burst. This guy never ever gives up! I am so proud of him! One good thing that has come out of this is that our boys have seen his struggle. They both know that they must pursue their degree before having a family. They also know that they cannot complain about any hardships throughout college life. I am just so proud of the example my husband is to my boys. I love you Snugglebunny!