Wednesday, October 19, 2011

For I know the plans I have for you

I’ve thought about God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11 often recently.  Here’s what I wish this verse said:
For I know Let me tell you right now the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future everything you need or want right now. (NIV & The bible according to Carly)
I am going back to work on Friday.  I should start by saying that I really enjoy my job and find it incredibly fulfilling.  Like most, if not all new moms I’m having a hard time being away from my baby.  The longest stretch of time that I’ve been away from my little boy was 3 hours.  I can count on my hand the number of times we’ve been apart from each other.  I know that I am incredibly lucky that I’ve been able to spend his first 18 weeks with him.  I know many working moms don’t have that opportunity, so I am trying to keep it in perspective.  Part of me feels like I would be less attached to him if I had gone to work earlier, but then I realize it is never easy.
I feel like I’ve been living a dream these past 18 weeks.  I love babies, and love MY baby even more.  It’s always been a dream of mine to be a stay at home mom.  My days consisted of taking care of and playing with my sweet little boy.  We also got to know other babies, moms, and dads through a few groups that we are a part of.  We would meet for play dates at houses, or local attractions, and kept busy pretty much every day of the week. 
For the time being Dylan is taking FMLA and will be staying home with Kyton, making the transition slightly easier.  I won’t have to worry about getting a baby off to daycare, and while I am feeding Kyton in the morning Dylan can pack my lunch and bring me breakfast.  Since I am not allowed to nurse at work, the plan is for Dylan to bring Kyton to me so that I can feed him in the car just off property during my 30 minute lunch.
If you pray, would you say a prayer for our family as we make this difficult transition?

Since no post is complete without pictures of my little red-head, here are a few shots from one of our daily photo sessions.
back to work (1 of 1)back to work (1 of 1)-3 
back to work (1 of 1)-5back to work (1 of 1)-4back to work (1 of 1)-2
Linking with Shell


Katy said...

That's a bummer about work.

The Riggs Family said...

I will definitely say a prayer for you. The transition is not an easy one. You are lucky that Dylan is home right now to take care of him. I struggle with this a lot though. I used to think I couldn't hack it as a SAHM. Now, I think I could do it. But I'm torn. I find teaching wonderfully fulfilling and the thought of totally quitting my job terrifies and saddens me. I wish I could just teach one class (or maybe two) each day and spend the rest of the day with my family. Ultimately, we have a great schedule when our kids are school-aged though. I'll be praying for you tomorrow as you head back to work. May your day be blessed, may Dylan enjoy the time he'll get to bond with his son, may your students be well-behaved, and may your day pass by quickly. :-)

Debi H said...

Thank you for the nice comment on my picture. My little granddaughter is very special to me. I See you have a very cute little boy. HE LOOKS SO HAPPY!


Shell said...

I tend to think about it in your terms, too! I want answers NOW.

Sending prayers for your family!

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