For the past three years I have been beyond blessed to be a stay-at-home-mom. I’ve been so lucky to have a husband who worked his butt off so that I could be home with our girls. I’ve also been lucky to work for a company that has been nothing more than accommodating while I worked part-time from home.
About two months ago, my husband and I started talking about me going back to work full-time. Not only would it take some pressure off my husband, but it also would allow me to get back into the work-force. I was hesitant and unsure if it was the right thing for our family, but shortly after we began talking about it, a full-time position opened up at the company I work for; needless to say I jumped on it.
The past few weeks have been a roller-coaster of emotions about our decision, but I am happy to say I feel very good about it and I’m excited to get my “groove back.” I’m excited for my girls to learn and grow and make friends at their preschool. I feel great about leaving them with their amazing teachers that love them and will take amazing care of them. I’m excited to hear all the playground stories and receive dozens of art project that will cover my refrigerator. I’m excited to help provide for my family. I’m excited to grow and learn in my position. I’m especially excited to have adult conversation…every.day.!
But there are many things that I will miss too…I will miss being able to snuggle my girls whenever I want. I will miss watching them discover new things and learn. I will miss eating lunch with them and talking about dreams after nap time. I will miss our Friday morning Target run. I will miss them driving me nuts and I will miss looking at the monitor at nap time hoping they wake up soon.
With all the things that I will miss I know there will be so many benefits and this decision is the best one for our family. I’m excited to begin this new journey! Check back in two weeks for an update on how everyone is handling the change!!