Tuesday, August 31, 2010


It's funny how one's perspective can change.
Suddenly things are different. You see things in a new light. Your ideas have been altered.

It used to be that if I had an entire week off from work it was a big vacation for me. A whole week! What would I do with myself for all those days?

Today, I have one week left.
And a part of me feels the panic of time slipping away...only one week more before works starts back up? One short short week out of 3 1/2 months off? My perspective has changed.

But I'm doing everything I can to change it back. To think of this week like I used to approach it...a WHOLE week! Just think of everything we can do with our week together!
Picnik collage

I will choose to be thankful for this last week of free time with my girl and focus on how fortunate we continue to be. Because along with perspective, I like to think we have a certain ability to choose how we are going to view a situation.

I am blessed. I have a job that I truly do enjoy with people who are inspiring, intelligent, giving and kind. Charlottle will be looked after by people who are loving and warm and will make her feel safe.

Sure, there are going to be days like last week where I have my meltdowns. Major ones. Where once the floodgates open, the tears don't stop. Because it IS hard. It's hard to think of not staring at this sweet face all day long...

But I am going to choose to believe that we will be just fine. We'll find our way through this new transition. Perspective.

So, with that...there may be a lack of posts this week because hey!... we've got a whole week off!!


Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

So beautifully written Courtney! As a fellow working Mama, I can tell you that the transition is scary, but once you find your groove in the new routine...you will all love it. And there is nothing like picking up that sweet little girl of yours at the end of a busy work day to bring you right back to your happy place! Enjoy your week!

Michelle said...

Oh friend, you are such a wonderful mama! I know it is going to be especially hard when next week comes, & in the days following...but I know you will get through it! Cherish your fun week of vacation w/Charlotte & Max, and your family trip this weekend! Love you! xoxo

The Moore Family said...

A WHOLE week!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erin said...

Oh Court this is such a sweet post. I can only imagine that going back to work for the first time after your long vacation will be tough, but I'm sure you will get through it. And just think how happy Charlotte will be to see you on that first day and how happy you'll be to see her. No matter the time spent apart your love for one another will always be unconditional xoxo

Matt and Teresa said...

Enjoy your week together! Love you both. Charlotte has the best Mama!

DeLane & Kevin & Parker Lilly said...

I remember distinctively how hard this was. But trust me, it is way harder on you than her. My days at work would fly by and I would be RUNNING to my car to go and pick up Parker. It was SO wonderful each time I picked her up the smile I got. Just remember you selected a wonderful place and Charlotte will make wonderful friends and learn social skills that will take her through the rest of her life. Think of it as a "playcare," a place where she goes to play and have fun:)

Jaclyn Z. Reiss said...

SO SWEET Court - and Charlotte is just delicious, so beautiful! I know you'll both settle in to your new routine soon...enjoy your nice LONG week ahead! ;) xoxo