Monday, February 4, 2008

The Night Before...

Today I held Jane in my arms so tight before her afternoon nap. She fell asleep to me kissing her sweet forehead over and over. I am so emotional because I go back to work tomorrow and I will really miss my little buddy. It's been me and her for the past three months everyday together. This is so difficult, and I knew it would be. I need to do this though...I have 25 First Grade students who are counting on me. Before this school year started I knew it would be the most challenging one yet. Being pregnant and teaching wasn't easy, but I think being a mom and teaching will be even harder. A lot of prayers and a good attitude will help me get through this. Wish me luck!

11 comments:

Andrea said...

Good luck tomorrow Tiffany! It will be hard, but you'll be able to do it! You're an amazing mother and a great teacher. See ya tomorrow!

Jamie said...

Working full time with a little one is difficult, but it makes your time together really precious.

The Butlers said...

i know this sounds lame, but it will get easier. and you have summer (& from then on out) to look forward to!! you are such an amazing mom tiff...i sure do love you and your beauty of a daughter!! (ok & phil too! :o)

Gina, Antz, & Aria said...

You're such a good mom Tiff. Seriously, you make we wanna cry too. Everything will be okay. I'll keep you in my prayers. :) P.S. I need to get your Kwal card back to you...

Kimberly said...

tiff-i know it is hard, but in a way it does get easier. I did it with Mia, and she doesn't even remember so don't feel guilty. Plus it gives Dad and the grandma(s) or whoever time to bond with her. You will probably even look forward to some aspects of it after a while. hang in there. love kim

Jeff & Christy said...

So...how'd it go? One of the things I like best about working (although, mine doesn't quite add up to yours) it makes me appreciate Daisy-time even more and allows me to have more patience on the "rough" days and/or night. It really is crucial for my sanity and happiness. Even Jeff notices a difference. A happy wife/mother = a happy family/home.

Shanna & Brent said...

Tiff... i was thinking about you tonight and the fact that you had to go back to work tomorrow... i know how hard it is, my heart aches for you!! but it will be ok... and my offer still stands!!!
love you!!!

tintletown said...

It's Tuesday afternoon and you probably have Jane back in your arms now. The best thing for you will be your daily reunion with your darling daughter after work, what a joyous moment! You're wonderful, the next few months will fly.

Kira said...

I think it is the hardest thing you will ever have to do. I did it for a year and a half. A friend told me though that it makes everyday like Christmas when you get to go home. It was totally true. I cherished every moment I could spend with Keaton, even when it was waking up with him 6 times a night :) Good luck!

Missy said...

Tiffany, I can't imagine how hard it must be. You are such an awesome teacher though and I bet your cute "kids" will be SO excited to see you. Good luck I'll keep you in my prayers.

Andy and Kimi said...

I hope week 2 is going well. Teacher's stress and mother's guilt, I remember it all too well. I hope your students (and their parents) are extra nice!!