Today my baby is three months old. Three months ago today was one of the best days of my life. I was in the hospital holding my baby boy for the first time, introducing him to family, and getting used to having a newborn all over again. Today is a much different day than that. Today I go back to work. Thirteen weeks ago today I cried tears of joy and today tears of sadness run down my face as I leave my little, sweet baby boy. Yesterday was my last day of my thirteen – week maternity leave. I cannot believe how quickly the past three months went. As I look back on my maternity leave, I think of how blessed I am to have had that wonderful time and I realize that I, in the present, even as I go off to work with tears streaming down my face, am just as blessed…
I have a job. A good job, working with wonderful people of God everyday.
I have a loving person to watch over my son for me at my home while I go to work for the day.
My daughters attend wonderful schools where they are loved and cared for.
I have three beautiful, healthy children who bring a smile to my face everyday.
I have a supportive and loving husband to come home to each evening.
I have a house, a home, a place to build memories.
I am healthy and able to care for my family.
I have a relationship with God that, even when I feel sad, carries me through and gives me hope.
No, my life may not be perfect, and I may not get to stay home with my little ones each day like I dreamed, but I have so much to be thankful for. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I plan on cherishing and finding the good in each moment.
My silver lining: I am a teacher and in 26 days I will be on…
Have a happy week,