*originally posted May 2011
Today is the day. It’s the end of maternity leave.
Nine hours away from her.
Five days a week.
My stomach is in knots.
I’m doing what I have to do.
But I don’t think this hole in my heart will ever totally heal.
“Quit your job, you’ll regret it if you don’t.”
Know that 99.9% of all working mothers are working because they have to. Not because they drive BMW’s. Not because they want to maintain the mortgage on a mansion. But because if they don’t the government will foreclose on their modest homes. So don’t give advice like that. Be kind. Be encouraging. Wish us luck, because we need it.