Mr O had a lovely lunch and a few drinks (we’ll make an Aussie of him yet :D) to celebrate finishing his course. He deserved it. This is a man who had not studied for 25 years. He arrived in a new country just six months ago and plunged into a course with English as his second language, in a field of endeavour he had never studied before. We don’t have his results transcript yet, but we know he passed and the teachers have stated their willingness to be referees on his resume.
I’m proud of him as my husband and proud of him as an asylum seeker. He was an asylum seeker when I met him and to a certain degree I will always see his achievements in that light. It is my husband’s history, it is part of what makes him who he is: to ignore his past would be ignoring part of him. I think he has achieved an amazing amount in six months.
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S, my darling husband. Well Done!