It was a day; a day that began at 4:30am, a day of finding a bridge to make coffee on, day of sunbathing, watching sky divers jump from planes right above our heads. A day of keeping our beers in the rushing green river beside our rocky camp. A day of lying in the sun, jumping in the river, lather rinse repeat. A day of constant uttering of ‘this is the most perfect spot’. Exhausted, bitten, sunburnt we were excited to lay our heads in our breezy tent and stargaze. Instead, the rising river slowly creeped up. ‘It will go back down when the sun sets’. We kept drawing lines on the beach, hoping it would retreat. At the very last minute, we made a difficult, hasty evacuation off the bank.
We decided to sleep on the Wrangler roof with just a mosquito net and our sleeping bags. Slowly, twilight gave way to darkness and the Milky Way made an appearance. I could see it with my bare eye and as always, my head was tilted to look way up high. The day or night never stopped being perfect.
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I’m still looking for colour what I want. Try try try again....
When you first enrolled in the degree program, I would never imagine the journey that would take you to achieve your dreams. For two years, I have watched you never missing a day of work, classes, exams or any papers. You were always on time. The day we found out you were pregnant, you were on your way to work at, and in the evening, you had yet another class. Many people would take it as a difficult obstacle. But you are not many people. I remember you saying “It would be amazing to see you and our baby watching me walking down the aisle to get my degree, which would be a blessed day.” You fought through a whole semester and worked while being pregnant. To top it off, two weeks after having Sahal, you were right back in the front row of class finishing your last year of schooling. You even took Sahal to a few of your classes. If that isn’t a textbook definition of dedication, I would be hard-pressed to give you another example. Today, we have witnessed what you have only dreamt about for the last two years. Through your hard work, perseverance and dedication, your goals and dreams have been realized. Sahal and I watched you walk down the aisle to get your degree like you dreamt. Sahal and I were there to celebrate and be part of your pride just like you imagined t. I am proud to call you not only a dreamer but a hard-working achiever. I am pleased to call you my wife. The mother of my son, my friend, my partner and my hero. Thank you for allowing us to witness what greatness is. May Allah (SWT) bless you and fulfill your future dreams and next goals.