WOW! This week marks one year since we uprooted our “normal” pretty comfortable life to embark on this new adventure of college. my husband had a very nice job working for the family business. It allowed me to stay home with GG and it paid for things like a fancy gym membership and our nice home. But, I knew that this was not my husbands dream. Since he was a little boy he dreamed of being an engineer. Having a job and paying his own bills since the age of 15; going to a “real” college to actually accomplish this dream was out of the question. Until he married me! HA!
So…about 5 years into our marriage he decides to go back to school and attempt engineering (the school he enrolled did not have an engineering degree). Trucking along to do what he could at this school all while working full time so I wouldn’t have to work he sort of gave up hope. Making a rash decision, he changed his major to accounting. The man HATES math! Its now summer time. I decide to have a little heart to heart to see what his true goals were at the end of this. Fast forward to August of 2014, he drops out of college! What?!
I remember one day after work I asked if he still wanted to be an engineer and he answered, “of course, but how?”. My gears started turning and I just blurted out, “lets move!”
After working everything out we talked to our parents and told them our plan. We rented our house out to the first person who saw it and not long after we found a rental in our new home town. He got accepted into the engineering college he never thought he would ever be able to attend.
This year has been one of the toughest years on us both. He has done amazing in school all while having a family and still working on the weekends. Oh and the fact that I am pregnant hasn’t made it any easier. But we both know a couple of years from now all of the long days, late nights and the many pennies we have counted will be SO worth it. I am beyond proud of that man and know he will make an amazing engineer one day soon!