Sunday, April 10, 2011

Going for it.

Days like these, walks in the park, will now be treasured even more on the weekends.
Dylan remembering what sand feels like in his hands.

Cass chillin' with a duck.

Mama's going back to work.   It is time.  It may not be absolutely ideal, but nothing is, really. This is awfully close.  It all happened very quickly as I was interviewed and then hired on Friday, and I start on Monday. It's an opportunity that I believe I must take. My foot is officially in the door.   


There are many "best parts" about this situation, but I have to say that the very best part is the daycare that the kids will be attending. They. Are. Wonderful. They are over the moon excited about having both Cassidy and Dylan. They have accepted Dylan with open arms and have embraced him just as he is.

As it should be, however as I now know this isn't always the way.

But it is the way at this daycare.




I am thrilled to be taking this next step.  I am also...
stressed.
anxious.
excited.
terrified.
overwhelmed.
happy.
at peace.
joyful.
We're going for it!
I am grateful as I remember to take it all one day at a time. Is it going to be easy? No. Being a single mom with 2 young kids, taking a grad class and now working full time...it's not going to be a walk in the park, no, but I know that life isn't always meant to be that way.

We're jumping in.  We're going for it.

8 comments:

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

congratulations on your job!!! are you teaching again? (not that you haven't been teaching the whole time you have been at home!!!) i love your pictures from the weekend - so fun! wishing you a wonderful first day tomorrow!!!

Adrienne said...

Congrats on the job!! No, it won't be easy but you are a very strong person and you can do this!! You've come a long way so far so this is just another thing to conquer and you will!

Lisa said...

Congrats and good luck! Sounds like a great situation for all. xo

Cathy said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting for both you and the kids. Have a great first day!

Tammy said...

Laurie, I think you're going to like working. I felt I was a better Mother to my kids when I worked. I couldn't wait to go home and give them 100% attention. And they loved the social interaction they got at the daycare...it's all good, it works for both parties!!!

Kelli said...

Congrats! Have a wonderful first day. Happy to hear you have found a daycare you like and know Dylan and Cass will too.

Angela said...

I'm so proud of you, and I'm SO glad you found a great daycare!!!

Amanda said...

Congrats (I know I'm late)!