Adjusting to Working Motherhood… Again

I have now been back to work for nearly three weeks.  The transition has been both challenging and rewarding.  I enjoy my career and it has been validating to be “back in the saddle” so to speak.  It has been difficult to leave my children each day.  And I suspect it will only get more challenging as Eliana becomes more interactive.

I am still in awe of the precious bond I have with each of my children.  Dietrick is a bright and funny ball of energy.  Eliana (or Elly, as we often call her) is quiet and observant with a ready smile and coo.  My time breastfeeding Elly in the morning is a quiet, special time that I treasure throughout my workday.  My evenings playing with Dietrick and Eliana is usually the best part of my day.  I can’t help but wonder if I’d treasure these moments so deeply if I wasn’t at work all day.

Some days I wonder how I will survive this whole working-mother-of-two gig. I miss the lack of time to myself for recharging.  But, I know these years of child-rearing are fleeting.  Each child is a precious gift and I am thankful for the time I have with them.

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