Posting has been light this week because it is my final week of maternity leave. I have been working a bit (in preparation for my return), but on Monday I go back to full time work. I will miss my little guy so much, but I am so thankful that I have a great job to go back to. I am even more thankful for the wonderful daycare I found for my son - his caregiver there is a wonderful lady and I feel at peace leaving him there in the morning. Earlier this week I was feeling kind of sorry for myself (which I think is actually sinful) because so many of my friends are stay at home moms and I have to go back to work. I definitely needed to snap back to reality which is that my husband and I both have great jobs and we are so very, very lucky. Please let me share a few things that made me realize how wrong and foolish I was to be throwing a little pity party for me:
Both my husband and my father were in unrelated car accidents this week. Neither of them were seriously injured. Yes, there is significant damage to both of their cars but in the big picture does that really matter? No.
When I went to my office to meet with the girl covering my mat leave, I found out that she is also a young mother (of a 2 year old) who has desperately been looking for full time work for 2 years. Covering my job for a few months was the first steady job she was able to secure. My job is such a blessing.
I was driving home from a meeting when I heard an announcement on the radio for a fundraiser and swab drive. It was being run by Canadian Blood Services for a young father of four who is in desperate need of bone marrow.
I got home and opened up the newspaper to read an article about a young mom, also a mother of four, who went to pick up her son - felt a shooting pain in her head and then went to the doctor to discover she had an incredibly rare form of brain cancer. Thankfully, she is in remission.
All of this to say that I was a complete boob for letting these "poor me" thoughts creep into my brain. Sinful. Anyway, I think my confession time is over.
My posting schedule will likely change over the next couple of weeks, but the Friday Night Dinner Project continues (I have some of it in the oven right now!). I also have a number of posts on remodeling and thrifting for décor in the works.
I do like to keep posting on some current events, particularly those relating to Israel, however time often limits my ability to do this. If you are interested in this type of news I urge you to follow me on Twitter (link in right sidebar) which I can update more frequently. Alternatively, Laura Rosen Cohen runs a wonderful blog over at www.endofyourarm.com
Thank you so much to all of you from across the globe (in particular Germany, Canada, and the United States) for following me on this crazy journey in life.