Sunday, May 22, 2011
Salute to a mother
My wife is very smart and decisive. I started graduate school before her but she got her PhD before I did. But she gave up a promising career in cancer research when our second daughter was born, to stay home to raise our children.
She continued to teach university level courses part-time and developed a very popular method to tutor young students in English and science, creating a sizable following. She is also very active and well respected in our church as well as a number of NGOs. She is passionate in promoting a deeper understanding of the relationship between faith and science. Sometimes she seems busier than I am.
Yet, on my daughter’s graduation, watching our daughter fly all over campus and then ascend the podium to receive her diploma from one of the most prestigious universities in her chosen field, I was reminded more of her mother’s love and dedication to our family, our children.