Today marks the end of a journey - My husband has officially completed his cardiology training. I cannot describe the hard work, the hours, and the sacrifices, he, and we as a family, put in to reach this point.
Seven years ago, as newly weds, we decided to pursue Medical training for him in Canada (He is British). We traveled throughout the country for interviews, and ultimately with the blessings of Allah matched into a residency program. If you are a doctor, or a medical student, you already know how incredibly competitive and stressful this process is (especially for international graduates).
And then begins the training. The hours in residency are just ridiculous. Throw kids into the mix, and it’s game over. He spent so many nights away from home, ran on little sleep, we missed Eids together, had very limited vacation time, I went to all my pregnancy appointments alone, and was practically a single mom most of the time.
But today we stand successful, together, proud of our accomplishments. We did it, together. Alhamdullilah. If you have a partner doing everything they can in pursuit of a dream, support them. And if you have a partner supporting you, thank them.
I love this photograph even more today then when we took it seven years ago. As a newly wed, you can’t imagine your love for each other growing, but as this chapter closes, I am even more proud and in love than I was then.
Ps. I will never forget the year he sat his Royal College Exam - if you know, you know. • #Alhamdullilah #doctorlife #hustle