There's just one problem......this will be the first and longest time that I've been separated from my baby.
My son, Josiah, is 2 years old, and we are together 97% of the time. I'm a stay at home mom – most of my work for the church can be done from home, and if I need to go in, I can take him with me. Don't be jealous – I know it's a dream job! But seriously, Josiah is my only child so far, and we are always together. So, I'm conflicted. I am absolutely thrilled about attending the conference, and....I'm not gonna lie.....I'm looking forward to not having to be at Josiah's beck and call for a couple of days, but......I can't help feeling like part of me is going to be missing. I've already instructed my husband that he is to keep his cell phone on his person at all times, sending me periodic text messages and pictoral updates for the next two days. Mealtimes, bathtimes, naps, playtime – the works!
I'm no fool.....I know that it's important to have some “me” time, but that doesn't happen often, and even though chasing and cleaning up after a toddler boy every minute of every day is exhausting and sometimes frustrating.....I love doing it, and even during my “me” time.....I will miss his sweet smiles and silly dances and mischievous smirks. Nevertheless, I plan to fully enjoy my time away....because....you know....as long as my husband sends me those updates, I'll be fine.....right?
What about you? How was it the first time you left your baby for an extended period? Leave me a message in the comments about your experience with this – I want to hear YOUR story!
And, I'll definitely be posting upon my return – I should have lots of stuff to talk about :-)