Monday, March 19, 2007

Working 9 to 5

We made it to Asher's first birthday. It's amazing that a year has gone by so fast when some of the days seemed to last forever. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

I get asked by people if I miss working at the hospital as a nurse. And I always say that I miss aspects of it: the skills, the employees, the patients & their families. But I've just come to the realization that if I was working as a nurse and someone asked me if I missed being at home. I would say, "YES! Without a doubt!" I would miss being at home so much more than I'm missing being at work. I would miss out on so much. And I'll take those few bad days along with all the good days (and their little moments that make being a mom so worthwhile) any day. It's an amazing blessing to be able to stay home and raise my little boy. I love having a clean, organized home (most days) and I love cooking and having a meal ready when Jonathan gets home from work. Being at home with my loved one is so much better than being at work with other people's loved ones. I get to work on my loved one everyday and I never think, "I wish I could call in sick tomorrow and just stay home." I actually go to bed excited to have another day at home! I'm doing what I love and it's such a blessing!