Today is the last day of mommy's maternity leave. Tomorrow, I have to go back to work. And though I've missed some of my coworkers and friends while I've been gone, I will miss you even more.
I will miss your sweet ears.
I will miss your sweet nose and lips.
I will miss your tiny toes.
I will miss your sweet hands and chubby legs.
I will miss our time together -- just you and me.
Starting tomorrow, you will be going to a trusted caregiver while mommy goes back to work. I know you'll be in very capable, loving hands while mommy is gone. That gives me comfort. But I guess my fear is that I will miss something. Every day, it seems, you learn something new (and I learn something new about you). I know I can't be there with you every moment of every day, but I will always be there for you. That's what mommies are for.
This week will probably be harder on me than it will be on you. But I know it will get easier.
You're the best thing I've ever done, Isadora Yume. I love you.