back to work.

This guy is going back to work tomorrow…

…and while I’m SO happy & excited for him to have this new opportunity, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m a little nervous about being on my own again.  Logically, I really don’t know why–I took care of the boys day in & day out while he worked for a year, and we were totally fine!  In my head, I know I can do it… but I haven’t had to on a daily basis for almost 3 months now.  I will be the first to admit that my sweet servant of a husband has spoiled during his time at home with us.  He’s tackled more diapers than me, taken the boys out often so I can have some alone time (what is that?!), watched them here so I can meet girlfriends for lunch or coffee when ordinarily I wouldn’t be able to, and generally made my life easier.  So I guess I should just say thanks…

…thank you, honey, for serving us for the past few months.  I know it hasn’t been easy on you.  I know you’ve been frustrated with not having a job and feeling like you weren’t “providing” for us–but you have provided for us in so many other ways.  You’ve gotten to know Cullen & Lane on a whole new level (and I know they have LOVED it!), and you’ve made me feel so appreciated for taking care of them.  I realize that the past few months have been uncertain & hard on you, on us, but I’ve also truly enjoyed having so much family time together.  Maybe the reason for it wasn’t ideal, but the time together was priceless–and probably won’t happen again for who knows how long.  I kind of can’t believe it’s over already, it’s bittersweet!  Thank you for being such an incredible husband & father.

…so tomorrow morning I report to duty as well. Lauren Adair Pyles, stay at home mom of twins, is back in action.  I may be a little rusty and perhaps a little anxious (now they are toddlers, not just little babies! prayers appreciated, ha), but I’m sure we’ll get back to our normal routine before I know it.  And hey, at the end of the day, I’ll have a husband coming home from a job we are ever so much more grateful for, this time around.

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2 responses

  1. Lauren I understand you are a little anxious but I KNOW you will handle it hands down. I must say I am glad its you and not me because I probably wouldn’t be able to handle it. Praying for both you and Jeff today!

    Love Mom P

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