Are there downsides that aren’t talked about enough of being a working mom? I think there are. I’m a working mom, a role I take on full boar with pride. But this week I’ve been a working, business traveling mom. I do it because it’s a part of my job, part of my career and part our family life that works because of our support system.
But the downside of being a working mom is you sometimes miss out. You can’t always be there to tuck your babies into bed. My flight home tonight was cancelled. I have whined at Delta already. My whining doesn’t change anything. I won’t get home until very late tonight. I felt like crying. Instead my husband texted me that he was turning on the computer so the kids could Skype with me and I could show them the airport.
The girls didn’t know I was sad. They were thrilled to Skype (video conferencing via computer or phone) and said they would keep their eyes open in their bed until I was home. They won’t but their sweetness melted me.
Miss E had a song to sing with a shaker to accompany her. They gave me hugs and kisses via Skype and Miss A wanted to tell me secrets. Hunter was busy doing his homework post basketball practice.
A cancelled flight is just a bump in my road tonight. Nothing worth crying over I decided. After all, I know there are downsides to working mom life. Cancelled flights happen. But tonight as I’m alone for an extra few hours in the airport I am feeling blessed, grateful and thankful for all that surrounds, enriches and enlightens me. There are bountiful blessings to soak in and appreciate despite a downside moment.
What’s a bountiful blessing in your life?