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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Seven years after completing vet school, my hubby has gone back in the classroom.
You would think he would have had enough the first time around. It was no picnic getting his bachelor's degree and then topping that off with four grueling years of vet school. The sleepless nights, stressful days and the students loans....ugh, what a nightmare!
He swore he would never do it again!
But then something peaked his interest. He was so intrigued, he slung a backpack over his shoulders and hiked back on campus.
No, he's not learning a new hobby.
He's not changing careers. (Thank goodness!)
He's not even brushing up on his veterinary skills.
He's learning all about Ukraine.
(All of you can Oooooh and Aaaaah over him now. I know, I know - I'm one lucky lady. :)
Meshack is auditing a class being taught by a couple of college professors on exchange from Ukraine. It's an overview of Ukrainian life. They're going over all kinds of information - politics, history, language, culture and Meshack's favorite - food! :)
After 17 years, there are some days when Meshack still surprises me.
He has put so much effort into this adoption. Making the initial calls to agencies, tracking down a social worker, driving our dossier to the capital to get apostilles. And now he is taking it upon himself to learn more about Maddie's motherland.
What a guy!
This is way more than just a way to pass the time.
He has a genuine desire to learn more about Ukraine's culture, people and history.
Simply awesome.
I've always known Meshack was a great dad.
But he keeps proving it to me, over and over again.
With Meshack being a veterinarian and going back to school, there's got to be a joke in here somewhere about 'teacher's pet'. Anyone have any ideas? :)

8 salty messages:

M- July 24, 2007 at 9:44 PM  

I think it is great. Is he taking a Ukraine history class, or language classes? In any case, it is a testament to what a great dad he is.

Tami July 24, 2007 at 10:07 PM  

Ooops...sorry about that M. I forgot to mention that the class is an overview class. It's being taught by some college professors on exchange from Ukraine. They're going over all kinds of information - politics, history, language, culture and Meshack's favorite - food! :) I'll post an update. Thanks for the heads-up.

kate July 25, 2007 at 12:42 AM  

Fantastic! He is an amazing man. (Does he have a brother?) ;>

Steffie B. July 25, 2007 at 6:45 AM  

That is just wonderful...best of luck!

3D July 25, 2007 at 9:17 AM  

That is great! We took a class called "Insight into China". Learnt a lot!

Keep smilin!

Allison July 25, 2007 at 9:15 PM  

I'm so jealous!! That is great - what an amazing opportunity. I would love to take a similar class about Russia, but there is not much available in this area. When our interpreter from Russia was here last week, I asked a ton of questions about everything - culture, language, food, etc. I'm sure I drove her crazy but I love to know about the details from my boys' culture.

jessy July 26, 2007 at 12:00 PM  

That is very impressive. Kudos to hubby!!

Rachael July 26, 2007 at 9:38 PM  

I think it's great. I've actually been tempted to sign up for Russian language classes offered at the community college in our town. I'm worried though that I won't have enough time to study -- don't want to mar my stellar academic career. haha. maybe I can audit it.

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