Today a professor complimented me on my strength. I presented my thesis defense. I was so nervous. When i finished, there were some comments...there were some questions...but before they graded my masters thesis, the head professor said to the jury:
Before we just grade u like ur a machine, i want to take this from a humane perspective. Iv been with sajida step by step since she started her masters while she was pregnancy. She studied masters in french while she is an american. She had problems during pregnancy. She had to deliver early in the middle of the exams. She had problems with her son when she first delivered. But still she came & retook all the exams she missed at delivery. She showed up everyday to the lab and worked hard but had to leave early to breastfeed her son. Despite all the obtsacles she faced, sajida gave her heart & soul to this masters. She didnt give up. She didnt back down.
Then he said to me:
I just want to tell u that im proud of u. U r a living example that when someone puts a goal & is determined to get there, they get there. Im proud of ur work. U r so brave & hardworking.
I almost cried...it's nice when people notice what u went through & acknoledge ur power...it gives me strength