True story: I used to think the song “Everybody’s working for the weekend” meant that everyone’s weekend plans were to spend time at work. Haha. Thankfully, my sister straightened me out.
I went back to work Friday and Saturday. I was so nervous about my first day back in 14 weeks (!!). I was scared I would forget how to do my job, I was sad thinking the girls might spend the better part of the morning crying because both Corey and I left. There’s just been so much change for them so quickly, and we weren’t sure how they’d react to not being with either of us all day for the first time in 3 months.
BUT, we all had a really good day! I felt like I got right back into the groove of nursing, the unit felt familiar and comforting, and working through my every day tasks was so soothing in a weird way. I spent 13 grueling weeks in Uganda doing things that were totally new and–literally–foreign. I felt such relief walking onto my unit knowing I was among friends and I was going to spend the day doing something I love. And my co-workers had snacks and cake for my first day back. So amazing!
And for their part, the girls got dropped off at their auntie’s house with no tears at all! This is a HUGE answer to prayer because they cried every day last week when Corey went to work. I just figured it would be twice as hard to be left somewhere without either parent. I was able to call and talk to them right before my lunch break and they were so sweet telling me all the fun things they were doing. What a relief! I knew they were in good hands, but it was so nice that they knew it right away too.
I spent Saturday working (for the weekend ;)), and the girls got to spend the whole day with daddy. If pictures tell the story, they had a wild time. Daddy was in charge, so what else would you expect??
I picked up Chipotle on the way home Saturday, and after the girls were in bed Corey and I ate and started the second season of The Newsroom. This is how we do date night these days, and I’m loving it :).
We’re looking forward to another week adjusting to real life here :). Still so happy to be back.