Today is the first day I’m officially back to work, which means today is the same day I dropped off Jack at daycare. Tear. I held it together, barely. I falsely thought the day would go fast but it’s pretty much dragging on and it’s not even half over. I miss him!! I keep reminding myself countless moms go through this but all I can think right now is that I’m the only one.
I thought a lot about working moms vs. stay-at-home moms and honestly I am tired of the 2 groups thinking they have it better or worse. Both are hard, both are work, and both have sacrifices. Yes in an ideal world, I would stay at home with Jack. And in an ideal world I would also have time to work, clean the house, cook fabulous meals, unpack ALL my boxes, say yes to every freelance opportunity, and blog everyday! HA I wish! I am learning more and more how to prioritize, be content in my situation, and trust the Lord. My mom reminded me today that the Lord’s ultimate goal is to bring us closer to Him. If that means I have to work everyday while Jack goes to daycare, so be it. I choose to be thankful to Him for a healthy little boy, a great job, a wonderful husband and a new house!
I am with you lady! I have battled this since I took Ty to daycare for the first time 6 years ago. I miss them terribly each day but know that I am doing what is right for my family 🙂 Be encouraged sweet lady, I know you have whats best for your little boy and family in mind in everything you do!
Hello! My name is Katie and I started following your blog a few months ago. I ended up finding it through a link on pinterest. I LOVE following your blog b/c your baby is so close in age to mine! My sweet little Ellis is 8 weeks! I go back to work in four weeks and I am also a graphic designer! I also do video production/editing and do quite a bit of freelance on the side as well. I get lots of cute ideas for my blog from yours. 🙂 I am dreading going back to work, but reading this puts it all in perspective. Thanks for being so positive! 🙂 Your little man is a cute as can be! The day will be over soon… 🙂
– Katie (http://www.whatsupwiththebuells.blogspot.com/)
Aww, you have such a wise outlook on the situation, Kelly! Praying for you today!! Im not a momma, but I imagine that would be hard!
Well said, Kelly. I know it’s hard to leave your precious little one. I agree with you about being tired of the great debate between working moms and stay-at-home moms. It’s not about which is better or worse or which is harder or easier (although at this point in the game it sure seems easier to stay at home with Jack!), it’s about what works for you and your family. God is watching out for you and has His own plan for your family. Trust is the Lord and enjoy each blessing He gives you! You are blessed!
I have to take my 3 to daycare everyday. It’s ok sometimes and sometimes I feel bad. I just make sure on the weekends and at night that I give them a lot of Mommy time. Which is hard too when you are tired but worth it in the end. Hang in there. And give hime a huge hug and kiss tonight.
I’ve done both and agree they are equally difficult. Hang in there! Hope your day goes by fast so you can get back to that adorable face.
i have done both. there are so many pros and cons to both sides. but it really does come down to what is best for your family. you decide that as a team — and then stick with it. no matter what anyone else is doing or thinks.
hang in there!!
The whole working mom vs. stay at home mom debate is just another way to make women feel insecure. Do whatever is best for your family and trust that God will take care of the rest.
I love your mom’s reminder…for any point in life! Thanks! best wishes..
Going back to work is SO hard. I would give anything to stay home with my little ones, but infortunately it’s not financially possible. Hang in there!
I too am tired of the “debate” of staying at home vs. working. Both are hard and both are rewarding! Good for you for doing what is BEST for you and your little family! Stay true to it!
Kelly..love this post..there is nothing more hard yet refreshing than trusting in the Lord!
Wow thanks for all the kind comments and encouragement!!! You guys are great. Thank you for sharing your own perspectives and stories too! It helps to remember I’m not alone!
You said it PERFECTLY! Just in general being a mom, dad, parent is HARD…but soooo rewarding!
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You said it, girl. I am sick of the debate too. Whatever the Lord wants for your family is what you should do!