He Did It!!
Falko did it! Let me tell you a little bit about my husband. I have never met someone who works as hard and as willingly as he does. It has gotten hard sometimes. We moved to the states in 2000, he did speak English, but it was, let’s just say, passable. It was OK. He would be understood. He had a degree in History. Not something super useful in Taos – especially without a firm feeling for the language. So he waited tables and he did construction. He put me through Midwifery School and supported the family by working so hard at jobs that were not necessarily fulfilling. He honestly didn’t complain. He really didn’t. Just a different kind of work ethic, I guess. I mean, he worked long hours.
He had always loved medicine and had hoped to become a Doctor. He’s from East Germany – it doesn’t work like it does here. At least then, it didn’t. A long story – but he wasn’t able to study medicine. So he studied History.
After 12 years of being here and 12 years of working through the winter on constructions sites and/or serving good German food to the skiers and hikers, he will be doing something different!
He aced 2 and 1/2 years of prerequisites for Nursing School. Literally. I’m not really allowed to be writing about this, so I will at least keep it short. I want to brag about him though- I am BURSTING with pride for him. It’s not easy taking University classes in a foreign language. But he did – and got perfect scores in every single class for 2 and 1/2 years. And so he got in to Nursing School. We found out last night. He was working (Waiting tables.) I checked his email, compulsively – Kaya called it obsessively, every 3-4 minutes. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.
Finally at 8 ish I made myself go across the room from the computer and not look for one half hour. That’s when it came!
It’s not easy starting over in the middle of your life.
And this he does with grace. With fun. With joy. He’s such a happy guy and I just can’t believe he’s mine. For always. I am so lucky.