The Working Mom Hat: Emotional Week

This week I was in L.A. giving a presentation at the W Hotels Marketing Manager Conference. The morning of my trip started off a little rocky.  
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Three hours before my flight, my daughter woke up with pink eye. I took baby bug to the doctor and was able to obtain some antibiotics with enough time to get to the airport. I secured a babysitter for the day (Grandpa!!) and made sure I gave Kelsey extra hugs and 33 more kisses than usual before boarding my plane.
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Have you ever had to leave a sick baby at home so you could get to work?
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It’s hard. It’s emotional. You question things. You question yourself. But, what’s life if not for these moments? Right? I boarded the plane with tears in my eyes. Tears that every mom can relate to. I pulled out my phone and started scrolling through videos and photos of my daughter. I prayed. Prayed a lot. And then, somehow found the strength to be the hard-working mother that I know I am.
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It’s been an emotional week for me. But, a great one too. Every day I find strength I never knew I had. I learn more about myself. More about my husband (who has sacrificed SO much for this family). Kelsey makes us better people. Better Christians.
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And you know what – I think we may be getting the hang of this parenting thing? Although, don’t quote me on that just yet. My dad always says, “The minute you think you have it figured out, the baby changes the rules on you”.
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Oy vey.
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One thought on “The Working Mom Hat: Emotional Week

  1. i agree with your dad, i though i had it all figured out with my first one, and when i had my second child it seemed like i was a a mom for the first time, totally diffrent experience, but u live and learn..

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