So James has been working away in London 3 days a week since August. I’m not new to him travelling for work… in fact I have dealt with this so many times that it really should be old-hat by now… but it’s not. It’s hard and it’s lonely. It isn’t just me who really feels his absence… it has had an effect on the boys too.
I don’t rant or moan on my blog, not because my life is perfect and happy all the time, but because I don’t see it as beneficial… I like to keep my blog as a memory of the happy times we have shared as a family. This may be why my blog has been quiet of late. I’ve been tired and lonely in the evenings and so unmotivated to write!
The last few months have really made me appreciate the fact that I am not a single mum. I don’t have to do this by myself for forever. In fact, there are only 2 weeks left of James travelling… and that’s it. Done. I get my amazing husband back. He really does so much for our little family. He has been working so hard, and it is because of his hard work that I am able to be a stay at home mum. I am so thankful for him.
I have a new respect for those who have to single parent 24/7. It really is not easy. Even simple things I experienced this week such as, needing to go to the shop but both boys weren’t well enough to leave the house. How does a full time single parent do things like this? I was lucky that I had my mum and stepdad around to help when I needed something.
I know I can do it alone. I’ve done it almost alone on multiple occasions, but it’s hard not to have that backup… someone to chill with when the boys go to bed… and adult to talk to and share the evening with. James’ travelling stint for his work should be done pretty much… now with only the odd day or two away every so often. I’m so looking forward to having him home.