The last three and a half years that I spent with R is incomparable. There is no monetary equivalent and no amount of promotion can ever equate to it. I am thankful and blessed to have been given the opportunity to experience it. Nevertheless, despite our new set up, Motherhood continues. It's just that I need to juggle two jobs now.
I remember someone asking me how I would be able to manage especially that I would be in the graveyard shift. I am not able to sleep eight hours a day anymore. Before my bed time, I bring R to school and wake up a few hours before going to the office to play and either have merienda or dinner with him. It is difficult, but doable. We are lucky to have a support system that entails us to make it work. I am thankful that my parents are still willing and able to be with my son while I sleep during the day, which lessens the stress on me since I know he is in good hands. Hubby takes over at night and weekend mornings so that I could catch some sleep and prepare myself for our weekend activities. Weekends are extra sacred this time around since these are the days when we focus all our attention to our small family and just be with R.
SAHM or WAHM or working mom, there will always challenges. The magnitude of stress may sometimes be amplified in one, but all of us are in the same (motherhood) boat. While I can say that I have experienced being a SAHM and working mom, there should be no debate or discussion on who is better because at the end of the day, we will always have the best intention for our families.