I had just graduated from high school and was officially allowed to date boys. Adi had already been in college for a year and was well ahead of me… or so I thought. You see, I didn’t quite know that Adi and school? They were kind of like oil and vinegar… they just didn’t mix well. Throughout college, Adi would regularly drop classes and retake them months later after reading on ratemyprofessor.com that a professor who gives out fewer assignments would soon be teaching that same class. He refused to study and as a result, wasn’t exactly the Valedictorian. I struggled to understand him and was quite puzzled at the notion of it all. I grew up with a mother who was a principal in Romania and the discipline when it came to school was uncompromising. In fact, I distinctly remember my friends getting dinners with their families as a reward for getting B’s & C’s on their report cards, while I faced groundation. For months.
So, with Adi, I did the only thing I knew best… I grounded him. For years. Ha! Oh, internet, I’m only kidding…that was just too easy. But we did decide that we wouldn’t get married until we both finished school. And that conversation was followed by some hard praying on my end. The change wasn’t immediate and I’m not saying that it had anything to do with me (okay, maybe a little), but slowly, Adi started to get closer to graduating with his Bachelor’s degree. We got married shortly after we both finished college and a few years later he announced he was going to go back to school and get his Masters. Now, knowing what I knew about Adi before, I couldn’t believe the transformation this time around. Not only was he at the top of his class, but managed to maintain a full time job and shoot alongside me on weekends. I realize this is gloating at its best but I’m just so darn proud of him. Well, ahem…ahem… this past Sunday, my husband graduated with his Master’s degree and I couldn’t have been happier for him. He’s a true example of hard work, perseverance, and in my biased opinion, what a man should really be. Plus, who could ever make such an embarrassing outfit look so good?! At the end of the day, I told him how happy I was that his bachelor days were over. And I was totally referring to his marital status.
During the ceremony, Adi kept texting me asking if I saw him. I assured him I did… he was the handsome one with the cap and gown. Duh.
The light in the arena was horrible. I think I pretty much maxed out my ISO capabilities so we headed outdoor to take more pics. His parents on the left, and mine on the right. We headed to Adi’s parents house for a big celebration lunch with the family…Anything involving chocolate mousse, the man loves. Anything involving cupcakes, I love. A huge thanks to Adi’s mom for satisfying both our sweet tooth’s! Or is it.. teeth? After all the festivities, a well deserved nap…
I could so go for one of these now… Happy Wednesday all!