We've had so many rugs pulled out under us, I was almost afraid to hope and believe in it - and I'll still wait until that first paycheck to be sure lol - but it's official, approved by HR today :)
I am SO, so proud of my husband, having clawed his way back from a stroke 3 years ago, and the medical bills that ensued and raise-freezes, and all the trials and trouble in your his position - to get here
He's a wonder, my husband :)
I love you, Mark, I'm so proud of you - and this time, no "sure thing" rugs were pulled out from under us, at the last minute - it's a done deal.
Your mother named you appropriately - you have lived up to your name, Mark Bryan ;)
(The name "Mark" is derived from Latin's "Martkos," meaning "belonging to Mars; a warrior, soldier." His middle name, "Bryan," is Celtic for "strong and noble, like a fortress on a hill." )
And something else I just learned about our last name, "Chaplow" - I knew that it was changed from "Czapla" by Mark's great-grandfather, upon coming to America.
What I didn't know, until today, is what "Czapla" meant - it turns out that "Czapla" means "Heron" in Polish!!!!!"
That's is TOO funny, considering my affinity for herons!