Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The time has come….

The time has come for me to return to work. My first day back is June 1st. I am soaking up every last maternity minute I have while also trying to use his nap times to get some work done in advance. The volume of work to which I will return is even greater than that I left because of layoffs that took place the day after Luke was born. While I was fortunate enough to have survived, those of us left have to take on the accounts of those we lost. This is rather daunting to a new mom who dreads the return anyway. So as I spend my last few days home with my little guy I ask that you pray for us -- for my sanity as a working mom and stretched-too-thin employee, for Luke as he adjusts to Nanna, Grammie and Auntie Annie offering his day care, and that the time we do have together be meaningful and precious.

I have been craving more stimulation than life at home offers and am trying to focus on the glass half full since there is no way around it. I feel I am pretty good at my job and it is nice to have that affirmation since you seem to question everything you do as a new mom -- especially mom to a little one who thwarts all attempts at a routine! But I think my full 3 1/2 months with him have been precious and fulfilling. He knows who I am and I know his moods and schedule (or whatever of it I can create) and I have been blessed to have this (paid) time. Besides, since he refuses to sleep through the night we'll still be spending some good time together. :)

So, it's off to work I go!


Leslie said...

Precious Sarah, you are doing a great job as Mom & Wife. God will see you through this transition, just lean on Him. =-)
Love you,
Leslie <><