It is funny to think of all the changes that have taken place in my life. I was spoiled last month in residency! Justin spent his days working about 8-12 everyday. It was really nice. But it was also cruel of the residency schedulers! There is nothing like a Trauma rotation...At least an Ortho Trauma rotation. Maybe there is something like it, but I haven't seen it. Its hard. There will be an adjustment period. I am getting better with it all. But the first couple days were REALLY hard. He got up at 3:45, which meant I woke up at 3:45. He left for work and was gone all day. At 8:00, I got a text message to tell me to keep the kids up til 8:30 so that he could say goodnight to them before they went to sleep! He got home at 8:30, then went to bed at about 9:15 and started all over the next day. I saw my husband for a total of about 45 minutes that day. It was hard. Especially after the easy schedule of August. It is 5 days into and I think I am handling things okay. The kids may be suffering a bit. I am doing my best to keep my patience with them. Hopefully, they would say that I am doing okay. After Justin leaves in the morning, I don't sleep much. And I can't go to bed early to make up for it. But I think I have done pretty good with the kids! It will be a long and lonely 3 months while he is on Ortho, but Its going to be okay. I am working hard to get myself out of my comfort zone and get our of the house whenever I can. So, even if it is a little hard, it will force me to try harder and work through difficulties! So it's all gonna be great... right?
And in case he doesn't know (even though he won't be reading this) I love you Grandpa. I am so happy for the life I have been able to share with you. I am proud to be your grandchild. Please know how much I will always love you and my kids love you.