Today I go back to work. We’ve been inseparable for 16 weeks. You’ve been by my side and snuggled on my chest for hours every day.
And I’ve worked a lot while we’ve been together. Remember how we released Mommy’s first book? You were there for every podcast I recorded, every guest post I wrote, every picture I took. You got a passport, traveled on planes, nursed in green rooms and never complained.
But my work days are going to look different now. I’ll be at an office, not on our red couch. I’m going to miss you, buddy. A lot.
You see, Mommy has to work. It helps us to pay for our home, have food on the table, go to great doctors and do fun things as a family. But more importantly, I have to work because it is what God has called me to do. He has gifted me with unique talents for the work that I do, and it brings me joy to steward those gifts well.
God has also gifted you, sweet boy.
As you get older, I can’t wait to see you use those gifts.
Your name means Helper and already, I can see in your eyes that you will have a tenderness toward people. I know God is going to use you in a might way.
So today, you’ll be home with Daddy and have milk from a bottle. You both will be fine. But I’ll be thinking about you – and texting Daddy to check in – all day. I can’t wait to get home, see your big smile and hold you close in my arms. Until then, I’ll have you close in my heart.