Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Going back to work...

Jo Hunter Adams

I'm heading back to work August 4th, which is two weeks away. I'm really surprised by how much I wish I could stay home for... well... for a long time. Noah still seems so small. I had respect for stay-at-home-moms before, but now I have a sense of exactly how much Noah feels like an extension of myself. It feels like presence is all Noah needs right now, and I wish there was a way to give him more of that. The good news is that he'll get to hang out with his dad, and he's not going to daycare anytime soon.

I wasn't sure about about how my childhood, Wellesley and spiritual beliefs about the roles of women would change with motherhood. To my surprise I've felt a new sense of womanhood as a blessing. Even with a lot of late night feedings.

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