This was especially hard when I first came back to work after having my son. I HATED leaving him. My department director at the time was a fellow mom and must of known what it would be like to come back to work. On my first day back after 13 weeks off with my son she had posted this poster on the glass doors outside the elevators, no doubt I'd see it, and then a giant one in my office hanging on the window blinds:
|Logan - 14 days old. Notice the extra sticky my husband left for mie one day - it says "Your a good mom and wife|
A few weeks ago my son was here helping mie move into a new cube after his Kindergarten graduation. A few times he found things he liked and pocketed them (like a calculator and some trinkets I had). A few other times he found "neat" things like post-its that he became distracted by for a few moments. After a while I had these things spread throughout my office:
|This one is a 2-Pager. It's decorated with ripped pages and stapled together. (I love you soo soo much)|
These things make mie smile everyday and though they'll never replace having my children with mie, it is nice to see them, pause for a moment to remember the important things in life, breath-out a stress-relieving sigh, and get back to work so I can get home to my family as quickly as possible.