The Grind

What a week. Returning to work has been much harder than I could have ever imagined. A lot of it is the lack of sleep. But the hardest thing to do every day is to say goodbye to my wife and baby. After being home and tending after Heather and being able to take Leta so Heather could sleep, I was forced back into the cruel world to deal with the insane pressures of work. Work seems so trivial now. We’re late on something? Who cares! I have a baby at home! We’ve missed a detail on something? Who cares! My frog baby is so cute when it’s bath time!

I never thought that I’d believe the hype with kids. I have always loved kids as the uncle or cousin, but I always thought that parents were part of a vast conspiracy of pharmaceutical concerns and multi-level marketing “health” companies trying to make me one of them. It couldn’t be farther from that. Parenthood has brought an entirely new dimension to my life. I feel closer to Heather and I love Leta, even though she’s just 10 days old.

When I return home at the end of the day, the house feels better than it ever has. Giving everybody hugs and kisses feels more right than I could have ever hoped. This has been the best decision we’ve made as a couple, after marrying.

Thanks again to all of you who have given us your kind wishes and warm regards. It has been wonderful to see such kindness.