My phone was switched to silent. As I clacked away at my computer, I happened to glance in its direction right when a call came in.
I answered immediately and heard the phrase every moms dreads:
“Hello, this is the Clinic….”
Turns out, T.Puzzle had chills, a fever and a headache.
I grabbed my keys and was out the door.
Normally, in this situation, my life freezes in place. Any plans are immediately tossed aside.
This is no longer true.
Even though T.Puzzle came home early AND missed the next day of school, I attended my creative writing class (held at night), did yoga and went to a hair appointment.
It was as if I was a real human being living an actual life.
If you are a mom and feel complete overwhelm at the loss of your freedom, I am here to tell you it does return.
Until then, be kind to yourself and please, ask for help.
I haven’t forgotten that you were a person before you had children.
Do your best to hold on to her.
She’s worth the wait.