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.
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? :)