So here I am...
Made this huge move...started a new job, moved into a new house in a new city.
I literally uprooted my family so that I could spend my evenings and weekends with them and not at work.
It was supposed to be good for everybody. Who doesn't need their mom home at night?
But I never thought about the mornings.
I used to wake my boys up every morning.
Make them breakfast.
Help them brush their teeth, wash their face, get dressed and get ready for the day.
Morning time was our time.
That has changed.
Now when they wake up - I'm at work.
So dad is getting them up and he takes them to school and preschool - where now - that's where they eat breakfast (no special orders there).
Probably no singing songs at the table either.
So...after a few months on the job, I just learned that my three-old year has been crying for me every single morning!
I know why my husband didn't tell me...but still when I found out - I felt terrible.
The good news is I happen to co-anchor our local news in the mornings...
So daddy has been turning on the television so my little guy can see me.
And it apparently that makes it all better.
But still - there was a big tug on my heart when I heard that was happening.
It's hard to win this mom battle.
There are tradeoffs.
There are sacrifices
We all make them.
And you just have to hope and pray you make the right decision for you and your kids.
I'd love to hear about the sacrifices you've made for your kids…
Did they appreciate them?
What about you - would you make those same sacrifices all over again?
Until Next Time,