Hi everyone. I hope that everyone isn't getting tired of all of us bragging away! I got my letter today too!!!!
I feel like doing the dance. I have waited so long for this...I got married after my first year of college and then within the first two years of marriage, had two kids. Now I have been married 13 (whoa...that kinda scared me when I saw that! That's a LONG time!) years and have 5 children - all my own - no step.
Now I finally am able to get an education and it feels thrilling! Has anyone ever been there like me? I do have a question though and maybe could use some advice!
My family and my husband really support me going back to school, in fact my husband threatened me if I quit. The problem is HIS family. My mother-in-law didn't even congratulate me when I told her that I got my acceptance letter. She just said "Oh". Nice huh? He's got 5 brothers and sisters all of which think I am a bad mother for going to school and in their eyes "not fully raising my children". Now I don't have to go to school for financial reasons, my husband and I just feel that it's important for everyone to have an education.
Am I wrong or not? I have excellent children who are academically gifted and have great manners. They all think that if I go to school, these gifts of my kids will just go away.
Any opinions? I truly appreciate good advice. Thanks bunches!
Karen in Las Vegas