Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Congratulations To A Special Someone


When he told me he wanted to pursue his MBA, little did I know he was dead serious. Given our situation at that time, anymore changes was the least welcome in our life. At least to me.

Next I know, he was offered a scholarship.

At that time, he was attached to a PMO which was overlooking the major restructuring of this company that eventually took effect in July 2004. Months before the implementation was tense, so did months after. Him not coming back home until the wee hours in the morning was normal. Him coming back before 8 or 9p.m. was rare. When his MBA classes started in June, he was not around during weekend as well. And I was expecting our second child, Iman. We swallowed the changes slowly. Nothing graceful about that. Until at one point we were getting used to that arrangement. And when we felt as if we could breath easier, Iman came along. He was not easy to care during his infant days.His constant crying, extraordinary attachment to me making things hard for everyone especially Kakak. It was very hard for her to come to term with Iman and to the fact that I had to spend more time with Iman than with her.

In short, we pulled through. The 2nd year of his MBA saw only one day of the 2-days weekend at UTM as compared to both Saturday and Sunday the year before. Mdh did his project paper slowly but consistently. Nevertheless, we were still tested. For those few followers of this blog, surely know how we went in and out of APSH endlessly last year. And end of last year, with the handling over of his project paper after a few corrections and what nots, kami menarik nafas lega. We could have our normal live back. With some new friends we picked up along the way as bonus. Not to mention the good time we spent in Korea last September.

Last weekend, I was so proud to witness him receiving his scroll. Other than the Master Degree per se, that scroll symbolizes the pain and joy, the sweet and sour, segala cabaran dan dugaan yang kami tempuhi and a lot more that I can’t describe in words.

To my husband,
Congratulations Yang. I always know you could do this despite the odds we faced along the way. Btw, when you sms-ed me during the ceremony saying how indebted you are to me, Kakak and Iman, you’d better be! Just repay us by loving us sampai bila-bila.

10 comments:

mardhiah12 said...

eh eh UTM yer...convo sekali dgn kak shikin ek? noor ashikin from group costing

~adeQ~ said...

syahdunya...akhirnya segala yang dinantikan tiba jua..hilang perit jerih yang dulu...TAHNIAH!!

oren said...

memula dulu, saya pun takmo hadiri majlis konvo, sbb baru jek 3 minggu bersalin, dan bersalin kali nih teruk skit..tapi bila dah mak 'paksa', rasa bersyukur..sebab mira dapat tengok detik2 saya naik amik skrol, dan sometimes, dia ingatkan saya tentang hari konvo tu, saya rasa sayu, sbb itu antara hasil dari pengorbanan yg kami lalui dulu...

tahniah!!

aidura sofiee said...

Ummi,

congrats to your hubby & you as well...

~ Di sebalik setiap kejayaan seorang lelaki itu adalah kerana ia didokongi oleh seorang wanita yang hebat! ~

Hany FF said...

congrats kak tie! walau husband yang convo tapi isteri pun rasa mcm convo sama. betul tak? sbb pengorbanan utk suami belajar tu amat tinggi..so, selamat menyambut kejayaan ini bersama2! moga berbhgia :D

aida said...

congrats to kak tie n husbnad.. for surviving life's ordeal.. seronok tgk org dah konvo, with the kids... ahaks

pB said...

tahniah...

moga selepas ini, kehidupan bertambah lapang...

yatipruzz said...

robe lawa bestnyer..congrats congrats! terasa berbaloi penat lelah yg ditempuhi all this while kan!

Nero ...... said...

iCongrats tu ur husband kak...best nye dah convo....sape yang pernah merasa perih jerih belajar bila dah berkeluarga ni drg tahu le camne kan...tak sabar nak tunggu saya lak convo nanti.....

ummi said...

amobkmardhiah12 ~ yes. UTM. yes. sekali dgn shikin. eh, dalam gambar tu dia takde pulak ek.

adeq ~ hemm.. he's thinking on pursuing for phd pulok tuh!

oren ~ akak pun sebenarnya ada meeting penting time tu. buat muka seposen duaposen mintak cuti dr bos. sib baik pegi... best rupanya tengok our loved ones naik pentas ambik scroll.

aidura ~ yaaaaa.... sayalah wanita hebat itu! he.. he..

hani ~ alhamdulillah. it pays off eventually.

aida ~ we did not bring the kids along tho. kena bawak pi jenjalan lepas ni as compensation.

pb ~ mintak-mintak begitulah, sentiasa dilapangkan kehidupan kami.

yati ~ robe yang lawa itulah membuatkan suamiku berpeluh sakan sbb panas amat. udahlah kena pakai suit or baju melayu.

nero ~ kami para isteri yang temankan suami konvo sama-sama tarik nafas lega! bekerja, belajar dan bekeluarga pada masa yang sama menuntut pengorbanan yang bukan sedikit.