DING, DONG the year is done...
well, almost. Adam just had his big final and in two days will have his H & P practical. Looking back, I am so stinking proud of him- he's sacrificed weekends and sleep, skipped out on fun times, and woken up at the butt crack of dawn to get studying done. Way to go, hubby.
Looking back, I'm pretty proud of me, too. I handled this year a lot better than I thought I would. (I'm not naturally a very selfless person, oddly enough) I really prayed that I wouldn't become resentful as I took on all the cleaning, cooking, 9-5 ing, and laundry and the Lord's really provided me with excellent perspective in those areas. i.e. He's our provider. I don't begrudge Adam because I see him working his butt off and dealing with the pressure 24/7. Also, he's really appreciative so that certainly helps. When we were at church in Texas, they told us to always come home and treat your spouse like they had a harder day than you did. Sounds weird but I think it's such great advise.
Nonetheless, I'm proud of us and thankful that the Lord brought us through year one. It was actually a very enjoyable season and I love this unique season of having the house to ourselves, drinking coffee together early, studying/reading at Barnes & Noble, and taking runs as "study breaks". I know we'll look back and miss this season and all our quality time!
So, I raise my glass of red wine with an orange slice in it to you, hubs.
You done good, boy.
You done good.