A thank you to Patrick

Today is my last day of law school classes! Yesterday, my school had a luncheon for all the December graduates to congratulate us and give us an opportunity to thank those who have helped us get through the last two and a half years. While I didn’t get up to thank anyone specific, I do have to take time to thank my wonderful husband for putting up with my shenanigans through law school.

Thank you for listening to me complain about how awful law school can be and putting up with my constant level of stress. Thank you for finding ways to keep me sane and giving me the time I needed to focus on school. Thank you for supporting me in every possible way this year and giving me an opportunity to put everything I have into law school. Thank you for letting me teach you everything I learn in classes to prepare for exams. Thank you for always believing in my when I had my doubts about whether I would be a good lawyer. Thank you for being the family on the front lines putting up with everything. Thank you for getting up early with the dogs, cooking dinner when I was too tired, and spending weekends hanging out with me. Thank you for supporting me when I learned things the hard way and always pushing me to be better than I ever thought I could be.

As I approach taking the bar, thank you in advance for putting up with my extreme anxiety and letting me vent when everyone tells me “I know you’ll pass”. Thank you for picking up the responsibilities I have to let fall. Thank you for running to dogs to daycare and texting me in the middle of the day that things will be ok. Thank you for supporting me taking short breaks while still supporting me when I lock myself in my office for hours. Thank you for reading my essays and listening to me explain MBE questions.

From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank Patrick enough.