Monday, October 1, 2007

Dream Job

Today marks a very important day for our family! My husband Patrick starts his dream job.

Patrick and I first met the summer before I started college. We began dating and eventually got married while in college. It was fun supporting each other and struggling together through those years. Patrick decided to endure more of it than I could stand, so he continued through his masters and on to get his PhD. Yikes, there was a time when I thought he would be in school for a very long time!

I always knew his dream was to become an Engineer and eventually work as an astronaut. Our first step was to move to Huntsville so Patrick could pursue this mission by working for NASA doing his post-doc through a contractor. He continued working as a contractor after the post-doc position was completed, looking to one day become a NASA employee!

It has finally come true for him. He will now be wearing a Gold badge to work as he continues his project to develop part of the new Crew Launch Vehicle that will one day fly to space. Most of what Patrick does at work I don't understand, but I do know that today is a very special one and I'm so proud of him for sticking to his dream.

The Lord has been so good to us. He cares about our desires as well as meeting our needs.