Back to Work

Monday, August 5, 2019

1 August 2019. First day back at work after 14 months of maternity leave.

As I was rushing to get ready for work in the morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and can’t help but grimace at my reflection. I was a mess! My baby had woken up when I did and in between getting dressed, I had to nurse her to put her back to sleep.

My dishevelled hair and rumpled blazer were not a very pretty sight. Not that it bothered me though. There were more important things to think about for the day, such as how are we both going to get by perhaps? Since giving birth to my baby, that was the first time that we were separated for hours.

I knew I was going to miss her badly and it broke my heart even more thinking that she'd definitely cry and I won't be there to comfort her.

Fortunately and thanks be to God, when my husband video called later that day, Darla was happily playing with her sister, Daisy. When she saw me on the video, she was delighted too and even after I hang up, my husband told me she didn't fret.

As for me, I had been warmly welcomed by friends at work so I was able to manage through the day.
Thank God we survived 2 days... another 5 days to go this week. Let's see how we'll go.
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