Oh my. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that I have finished another semester with good grades. This semester makes it three under my belt so far. I feel that at 24 I can fully engage in my classes where was when I was 18 I didn't see the point of them. I love learning and have learned so much about the world and myself. I have gained so much more confidence in myself over the last three semesters. I know that if I work hard, my work will pay off with a good grade but more importantly with self satisfaction. I don't mean to give the false impression that I am always so thankful for my classes and I never complain. Boy, Husband could attest to the fact that I often moaned and complained while in the thick of the work. With that mention, this a great time to mention how without him I wouldn't have been able to go back to school. When I lack confidence in myself, he is quick to lend me some of his confidence that he has for me. When I complain about how the classes are taking away from our time together, he reassures that it is only for a season and we can do anything for a season. When I feel overwhelmed with juggling my jobs and school, he makes me pause, wraps me in his arms and reminds me that he has strong arms to help with the juggling. Have I mentioned how lucky I am to have him in my life? : )
To My Dear and Loving Husband (1678) - Anne Bradstreet
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.