Unfortunately I have worked the last three weekends and had not had any time to post on the blog. My job has been insane since the first of the year and I’ve put in a ton of hours so my blog has suffered. I finally have some free time so I’ve been creating and scheduling posts for the past two hours. As a result, I have about 15 posts queued up to publish over the next two months through April! I still have about 3-4 more posts to write from my backlog, but at least I’m not so far behind any more!
Ode to my Friends
This week I had to type a very sad note of resignation from the mother’s group which you have heard me speak so highly. It is a huge shifting point in my life and something I had to put a lot of thought and tears into writing. I’m not that eloquent, but I wish I were, so I could better express what these women have meant to me in my life. My resignation:
I am very sad to announce this, but unfortunately the time has come for me to move on from the group. Due to my work schedule and the kids’ schedules for school and activities, we would not be able to meet the attendance requirements for the group in the coming months, so it’s only fair I go now. I also don’t have as much time to put into hosting and the leading the activities which I was once able to do.
You all have been such a huge part of my life for the last three years and it is hard to imagine myself without you and to image not being a Yummy Mummy. I hope you all will be interested in keeping me in your lives and staying friends with me. I miss your company and your friendship on a daily basis. I would not be who I am and my kids would not be who they are without you. I learned what it really means to be a mom by the advice and example you gave to me. I didn’t have an example of a loving and caring mom in my childhood, but I saw it in each of you and I learned from that example. Each of you gave me a different perspective and different skills for being a mom. My kids are blessed to have your children as friends and to have you all as a support system. I am truly blessed beyond measure to have found this group.
I have learned something special from each of you and I am a better person for it. I truly mean that and I am thankful more than I could ever explain. I do plan to continue to invite you to events in my life and I do hope you will choose to do the same. I really can’t image myself without you all in some measure in my life. You are the best friends I have ever had. I’m not a very emotional or demonstrative person so I struggle with how to tell you my appreciation and love for each of you.
So you’re the mom?
Up until 5 months ago, I was a stay-at-home-mom for 4 years. I have gone back to work now and the roles have changed. This week our nanny is on vacation and I was “back at home” for a day on Monday and my MIL kept the kids on the other days. I took my daughter to her weekly tumbling class and picked up my son from school. I drop him off at school every morning, but I’ve only picked him up at school once before because he gets out of school at 2:30 and I work until at least 5:00. So I heard a lot of “so you’re the mom…”. It feels very strange to be in that position. I definitely treasured the day with the kids.
R.I.P Dr. Koop
A very rare and good public servant and educator.