Monday, January 18, 2010

Things are about to change

And I'm not real happy about it. This is my last week home. I have treasured my long maternity leave and am grateful that I got to spend 3 months with Levi. I think I've been away from him (church nursery while I played volleyball, sitter while I taught honor choir, with dad while I ran to store) for a total of maybe 10 hours. I can't stand leaving a wee one. I'm so glad my mom will be coming to watch him (and Elijah) 3 days a week and he'll be at church (where David is) the other two days. But it still isn't me.
I've enjoyed spending more time with Elijah too. We usually sit on the couch and watch some preschool show after the others leave for school. I drink my coffee and he squooshes right up next to me. I'm going to miss that too. When I start school... I'll be dashing about getting ready and getting a few chores done before leaving at 9. I'll be home by 12:30 each day... and am glad that is all I teach... but still... not the same.
I love my job and I'll get used to it, I'm just having a bit of a pity party thinking about it.

5 comments:

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Change is hard. I'm sorry. I can't imagine. Man, I left all my kids for 14 hours a few weeks ago when we went to the Liberty Bowl. First of all, it was challenging to leave the nursing babe for that long. But, in general, I just have TROUBLE leaving the youngest ones. I really NEED their cuddles all day. And I think they need mine, too! Praise God you'll just be gone for a short time each day. I'll pray for you!

Alex and Jill said...

I'm sorry you have to go back to work. That stinks. I'm so glad your Mom is coming to keep Levi and that he doesn't have to go to daycare.

And you have a pity party for as long as you need to...they are your babies...of course you don't want to leave them.

Sara Campbell said...

I'm only working a few hours a day, too, but I understand. Wll pray for you this week.

Alex and Jill said...

LOVE the family pic!!!

Sue said...

On the days that I am there, you and Elijah will sit and "squoosh"!