It takes a certain kind of woman to be a student's wife. I'm not tooting my own horn, here--it takes a certain kind of woman to be married to any one kind of man. I know I couldn't be a Navy wife, and I don't think I'd be very good as a rock star's wife. I might be able to manage as, say, a dentist's wife, or an engineer's wife, but the life of a student's wife suits me best. At least for now.
There's a unique rhythm to life when your husband's a student, a give and take and lull and roar of the semester. Each season has its characteristics and each different phase of the semester carries with it its own peculiar "mood" in the home.
Now, you may be asking yourself (and rightly so) how this picture differs from the rest of the semester. Well... it doesn't. Not really. Except that there's less class-ing involved during finals, and there's a bit more, shall we say, tension in the air as the cold wraith-like breath of finals threatens to frighten the life away from the law student's soul. You can imagine this is not a nice feeling right before Christmas. And no matter how often people tell me "well, isn't it nice to be done before the holidays?" I know that you're never done in school.. not if there's another semester looming ahead of you.
That's just part of the rhythm, and a lot like "real" life outside of school. There's always something else to be done, even when on break. As a student's wife, Advent will always be tense with finals and the rush of finishing piddly things before the semester ends. Christmas break is never wholly break, with articles or notes to finish by January.
I know there are lots of wives (or, let's be fair, husbands too) who couldn't be married to a student. It's a life that has its own unique set of challenges (and perks). But that's why we got married. We wanted to share the challenges we knew we'd face, and we wanted to be together through the difficulties we couldn't predict. It's simply better together.
Being a law student's wife isn't any harder than being any other kind of wife, really. It's different than being a builder's wife or a poet's wife, but no harder, I think. I love it. Because I love being married to Taylor.
And right now, he's a law student. He won't be a student forever (right, Love?). Who knows what he'll be when he graduates :) Another exciting adventure awaits us..