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.