Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My first few days back to school and away from Maddy


I have been back to teaching for two days now - I think there are only about 52 days left til summer! The hardest part was leaving her for the first time. The night before when I did our little night time routine and put her to bed, I came out of the nursery just sobbing! I did not expect to feel quite so sad! I never thought I could love a little person so much! The next morning was a little tough too, but I was surprised how well it actually has gone at school. Fortunately, I was so busy during the day, that I did miss her as much during the "thick of the day". And I am getting to leave right at 3:30p.m. So I am getting home right around 4:30p.m. 

As far as getting into teaching the kids again, I was nervous that I would feel like a sub and would have to really work to get the kids to fall back into line(and the way I like the line :) But they actually wowed  me and jumped right back into things. We have enjoyed catching up on things together. But of course, I have had to show them right away that it cannot be all fun and games- I let them know pretty quickly that I mean business! So far, so good. I am so thankful to the Lord for the smooth transition! I am sure that there will definitely be days that I am ready to pull my hair out, but I hopefully, the thrill of Summer almost being here will outweigh those times! Thank you so much to all of those who have been thinking of me and praying for me in this transition. You are such a blessing!



Tim has been taking care of Maddy for us as he is home working on Church work and schoolwork. 
He has been doing a fabulous job! I have loved seeing them together - so sweet! I am glad that they get this father daughter time together. He loves her as crazy much as I do - and he has enjoyed these special moments with her. I am so thankful for his love, care, and concern for our family. He is such a sweet husband. 

As you can see - he has found his own way of doing things :) This is how I found them when I arrived home after work one day!
Pals Already!
Oh and I almost forgot! I came into Maddy's crib the other day to pick her up - and she had ROLLED OVER!! She hasn't done it since, but I was so excited that she did it for the first time - I can't wait to actually see her do it at some point :) She is growing up soo fast!

12 comments:

skB said...

oh, Julie, how do you leave that sweet, sweet face every morning?! I know you are so glad to get back to them in the afternoon!!! It looks like Tim takes very good care of Maddy:) so sweet! I will be praying for you as the Lord brings you to my mind!

Travis and Becky said...

she is SO STINKIN'CUTE!!! what a little smiley face. i love her and i haven't even met her. give her lots of smooches for me =) hope we can meet her sometime when you come home. love to you all.

Katie Barker said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear that you've survived the beginning of this week! Praise the Lord. I'm glad He has blessed you.

Danielle said...

Hey Julie- so glad things are going well. I know you miss her. I 'm excited for you for the summer....It'll be here before you (and I) know it. Miss you!

Christina said...

I love those pictures!! Especially the reading one :) So thankful things are going well for you back at school!

Abby Sokul Turner said...

Maddy is so adorable! I had a really hard time going back to work after being off for almost 4 months after Eli was born. I still have mornings that are hard, and he's almost 21 months! It's just hard to leave someone that you love sooooo much! At least our babies are with loving family members, so you can always rest assured they are being well taken care of. Glad to hear that it's going well being back at school. Summer will be here before you know it!!!

Kristin said...

Praying for you. Glad everything is going well.

nate, christina, and connor said...

oh, goodness she is just so stinkin' cute! what a blessing that tim is with her. that's such a special thing for both of them. glad things are still going ok. you can make it to summer in no time! :)

heckadude said...

It's good to hear your transition back to school went well, Jules. Looks like Maddy is keeping Tim in line. We're looking forward to seeing you guys soon!

Amy said...

I'm so proud of my cousin Timmy! Those pics of him and Maddy are precious!

And I'm so glad the transition has been (mostly) smooth. 52 days left and counting!

Tim, Kristen & Megan said...

She is so cute! I love her little smile. It is Friday today when I am commenting so you are probably so excited for the weekend! Hope teaching continues to go well!

akhughes said...

maddy is such a sweet little one! very cute pics! love the card too.:)