Part of the “Acknowledgements” page of my PhD thesis reads as follows:
To the love of my life, Pamala, with humble gratitude
By far, the human being I want to acknowledge and thank more than anyone is my wife of 24 years, Pamala. The very fact that when, as a 43-year old father of six, living in Bosnia, on faith missionary support, with many responsibilities and plenty of irons in the fire, I told her that I wanted to pursue PhD work and she didn’t stare at me incredulously and suggest I was insane, is incredible in and of itself. She has always loved and supported me through my many years of studies. Ti si žena i po’!