My husband, Esquire

by Lesley on November 22, 2009 · 13 comments

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We both felt like throwing up all day on Friday. It’s an odd feeling to know that your day-to-day life could change dramatically because of one tiny word- P-A-S-S.

For months now, we’ve been talking about this day-November 20. It’s almost like anticipating the birth of a child, but not knowing if the kid is actually going to come out or stay in there for another six months. Okay, bad analogy. But, you get where I’m going, right? We wanted to make plans to celebrate, but we didn’t dare actually make plans just in case.

An hour before test results were posted, we turned to alcohol. Should I admit that? Probably not. But after I found Jonathan screaming into a pillow in our bedroom, I didn’t object when he poured himself a small glass. I sipped on a bit of wine before realizing the alcohol wasn’t going to ease our anxiety either. We went for a long walk around our neighborhood’s quiet, wet streets and prayed one of those, “Jesus we trust in you no matter what” type prayers where you really, really want to believe the words you’re praying.

Then, it was like magic. The clock struck 6:00 pm, Jonathan entered his online code, and results popped up on the screen. Pass! He screamed (naturally) and I cried (naturally). I think it really would have been an Academy Award type moment had it been filmed. What a rush of happiness to know that three years of hard work have paid off. They are over!

We went to Grange to celebrate. It was a long drawn out dinner; romantic and giddy. Jonathan’s firm sent a nice bottle of wine which we sipped slowly until dinner wrapped up. ¬†And then, a few wonderful friends met us at Burgers and Brew for late night eats and drinks.

When we got home, Jonathan’s boss (who is currently out of the country) had sent a permanent job offer by email. Could the night have ended any better? Nope.

Thank you for all your prayers and support in our lives. It’s in the happy and hard moments that we are reminded of the friend and family community that surround us.

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13 comments
sanne
sanne

wow. this post made me remember waiting for my husband's bar exam results.........31 years ago. and then again waiting for our oldest child's results 2 years ago. CONGRATULATIONS!

Dianne LaBarbera
Dianne LaBarbera

So happy to hear the news! Congratulations to both of you as it was definitely a team effort. The bonus was getting a permanent job as well!! We are all thrilled for you.

Lisa
Lisa

Yay! That's so exciting! Congratulations!

Matt
Matt

The tequila couldn't have tasted any better.

Chasen
Chasen

so exciting!! Got the chills from reading this. So happy for Jonathan!

Jenn
Jenn

Congratulations to Jonathan and you!! It is great news and now the next chapter in your life begins!! Congratulations, again!

Alysun
Alysun

You should have seen Jonathan's mom in Mexico. We were at the rehearsal dinner and she had everyone cheering (even strangers) when she heard the news. What a proud moment for a mom, she was just glowing. Congratulations to both you and Jonathan! I love "turning to alcohol" and "praying and trying to believe it." You have a way with words, so that I feel like I was watching this exciting moment with you.

Katie
Katie

Yeah! So excited, a permanent job offer? That is great! We celebrating for you guys in Mexico.

Corinne
Corinne

Incredibly, incredibly exciting! What a fantastic moment and overall night! So happy for you guys.

Ashlee
Ashlee

Congrats you two! Brett and I are absolutely thrilled for you both! Wishing you peace and contentment as you close one chapter and begin another. SO exciting!!