I officially return to work tomorrow. The twins are starting daycare today, though. We are trying to create a new routine so our mornings are as stress free as possible. Also, I need a day to be away from them before I have to be at work all day. Although I’m not dreading returning to work as much as I was, say three weeks ago, I still feel I have a bit of mourning left to do. Today will be an opportunity to process this new chapter without the fear of crying in front of my colleagues.
My prayer today, and every day for the foreseeable future, is that when I get choked up by thinking of them, that God would replace my sorrow with gratitude and joy, and that I can live each day intentionally, as to not waste any time I get to spend with them, our oldest son, or my husband. I will also pray that God allows me to leave the world of 8-5 (fellow teachers, let’s just all make believe for the sake of this post, okay?) so I can be as present in the lives of my children as my heart desires.
ps – I’ve got no idea what we’re supposed to pack for the boys, so as soon as I finish my PiYo workout I will be calling to get that info. So much for today being a stress free morning.