So its been quite the week in the England house. Mom went back to work Monday, J went to daycare and J got his first cold.
March 7th was a day that had been prayed over and anticipated for months. March 7th was my scheduled day to return to work. I had gone through the anxiety, fear, denial, etc but I am thankful that the Lord took care of all that when I let Him! I wrote a prayer of confession a couple of weeks ago and I prayed it often leading up to March 7th. I was not at all anxious about returning to my actual job. I have taught for 14 years now and am totally comfortable teaching and I work with amazing people! I did find it hard imagining leaving J somewhere. The thought of someone else taking care of him has hard to imagine. But I had to remind myself that I had prayed for MONTHS that the Lord would prepare a place for J to be when I returned to work and that now was no time to doubt what the Lord had prepared. So Monday morning we all got up and made our way out the door. I cried a bit when leaving J but I also had a peace, a peace given by the Lord. I cried and praised the Lord all the way to work because I was so thankful for all the Lord has done in our lives and because I just plain missed my boy.
It was good to see my co-workers and students and the day fell into place as I had hoped it would. I did decide to spend my lunch back at daycare with J so I ran over there just in time to give him a bottle and rock him a bit. (our school district has daycare for employees kids, so J is a one of our elementary campuses) The day ended with a very tired mama that was thrilled to see her boy.
J had a great first day. J had a great second and third day but by Wednesday evening he had his first cold. Stuffy head and icky cough showed up quickly and kept mama and daddy up a good bit that night. Thursday we went to the doctor to make sure it wasn't RSV and thankfully the test came back negative. I had hoped we would be back to work and daycare today but J started running a fever late in the day Thursday. Since kids have to be fever free for 24 hours before returning J wouldn't be able to head to daycare.
Having a sick little one is no fun and can be frustrating since there isn't a lot you can do for them but I am thankful that this was not worse and J man is on the mend.