Today I go back to work. (I framed the above picture for my desk – thanks for the frame, Ang!) I have always known I would not be a stay-at-home mom. I’m just not cut out for it. I LOVE what I do (I work in marketing and public relations) and God has blessed me with a gift for it. It gets me quite excited to develop and implement creative, well-thought out, effective marketing plans. I need to work.
But, I must say, I cried three times, and am crying again writing this, at the thought of leaving Elias. I am sitting indian style and he is sleeping in my legs because I can’t seem to go put him back in his crib this morning. He’s so cute making his little sounds.
He is going to be cared for by two wonderful women in a small church day-care program three days a week (Matthew will have him the other two). I know he is going to be loved. I will get to come see him every day at lunch, which is such blessing that I know most mommies who work don’t get. But, it is still going to be hard. Our six weeks together went far too quickly. He is doing new things every day. I don’t want to miss them, you know?
Those of you who work – what did you do to make the transition easier? Any tips?
Oh, and if you want to see how much Elias is starting to look like Matthew (I’m finally admitting it), check this out.
Peace to you today.