Next week Kaine will be returning to work and I am nervous to say the least. I am wondering how I am going to handle things on my own without someone to share nappy duty with, without the chest which Jesse loves to fall asleep on and without someone to keep up the housework and bring me things when I’m breastfeeding. But most of all how I’m going to cope without my person with me, my best friend, my husband.
But as hard as it will be for me, I know it will be even more difficult for him to leave us every morning and spend a large part of the day away from us. Especially after enjoying such precious family time over the last 7 weeks.
So here are my words to my husband about his returning to work. Perhaps there are other women that feel this way about their spouse also so this is my open letter to working Dads.
To My Dear Husband,
The time we have spent together recently has been so special. The opportunity to be together every day as a new family while we navigate the challenges and joys of being parents has been incredible. I didn’t know I could love you more than I already did but seeing you as a Dad and the way you are with our baby, and with me, has deepened my love for you in ways I could not have anticipated.
But soon you will be returning to work. I know this will be difficult for you and that you will wish you were at home with us but I want you to know that work is exactly where your family needs you to be, at least for now.
Each day you leave our house please know that we love you and appreciate all you do to provide for us and ensure we are happy and healthy. We will miss you and the moment you arrive home will be our favourite part of the day.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to continue staying at home to care for our son. I know it is incredibly important to the both of us, and to us as a family, to be with him as much as possible and provide him with the best start in life.
So until a time when we are able to spend all of our days together again; we thank you.
Wifey for Lifey
3 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Dads Returning to Work”
Love the pic. xx
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Jesse’s little face in that photo is so sweet. Contented. Happy. Such a lovely letter to Kaine too. I know where he (and all dads in his position) would rather be. Glad to have him back at work though 😉
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