Tomorrow... I will once again prepare to welcome 20 or so smiling and energetic faces, along with some that might not be as smiley or energetic to be there. ;)
Tomorrow...ends 5 wonderful months as a stay-at-home mom, but brings with it the determination to make that a reality again in the near future.
Tomorrow...brings with it many emotions- some good, some bad. I feel the excitement of a new school year. That familiar itch to get back in the swing of "all things school" starts creeping up inside of me, but with it also comes a twinge of guilt and longing for my sweet girl that I will leave to be apart of it.
Tomorrow...I get the best of many worlds. A world with a job that I love and people I love to work with- blended with the sweet world of being a mommy and wife.
Tomorrow...brings the unknown. What will our schedule look like? How will we adjust? As an ultimate planner, this frightens me. However, I know it will all work out in the end and I will look back at this time and wonder why I was so afraid in the first place.
But...for today, I will savor each and every last drop like I do my morning coffee. Slowly, tenderly, making it stretch for as long as I can with gentle sips.
Today, I dressed my sweet daughter up and got her ready for storytime at the library. Making faces at her while I got the best reaction in the world. A giggle and a smile.
Today, I lunched with friends and their precious babes. They humbled me with bouquets of sharpened pencils ("You've Got Mail" reference intended), a calendar for our bustling new schedule, and a heartfelt dvd of sweet moments and music of my family to take with me on my daily trip into the working world.
Thank you Kerri and Stacie!
Today, I cuddled my baby girl as she brushed my cheeks with her hand and fell to sleep for her afternoon nap. I know this isn't the last one of these, but it is still a little bittersweet. (just wait for the weekends and breaks my dear!)
Today, I marinated steaks that eagerly await my husband to grill. We will soak up the evening with playtime, stories, and preparations. We will end the evening with sweet pillow talk and reassurances, and I will know once again that I am the luckiest wife in the world to have a man like him in my life.
Today isn't just another day, it is the day before tomorrow. And we will be ready, despite a few tears and anxieties....because we know that another sweet mommy will be watching and caring for our little one, just as if she were her own. We are ever grateful for her and the tomorrow she will help us build up in our little bug.
"The sun'll come out-Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
Come what may"
- from the Broadway Musical, "Anne"