Just a tiny post to say hello. I am leaving for Washington, D.C. today because I am a special guest at the iRelaunch Conference. This is such an honor, and I am super excited to connect and network at this event, and the keynote by Carol & Vivian, the founders of iRelaunch, promises greatness.
BUT – yes there is a BUT. I just dropped my boys at school and even though I will only be gone 48 hours, my heart already aches for them. This is the challenge for any mom, mompreneur, mom in business, working mom, or whatever you want to call yourself. As we are called away from our families for work, extended family obligations, or a friend in need, we struggle with the separation from our kids.
We carried them for 9 months in our bellies or we anxiously answered the phone in the middle of the night to hear that we were getting a baby……We snuggled them for hours when they could not sleep and we drove around the block for an hour so they could sleep in the car……Now as moms, we need to go away for a day or two or a week, and it sucks.
My boys are 8 and just about 11, and I can tell you it does not get any easier. I reminded them to call me, tell me who they ate lunch with, what they had for homework, and to make sure to be safe. I yelled ‘I love you’ as they exited the car, and ss I pack my bags, I wish that I could get one more hug and kiss.
It is pouring and I am thankful that my mom is driving to D.C. with me for the 2 days. Yep, I get to have a little mother/daughter time in D.C., and my boys will be great! TV, pizza, and basketball with dad (please don’t forget the homework).
I need to do this because as moms we all need something different for ourselves, and right now, I am making both myself and my family proud with my business forays.
Do you have trouble leaving? Does your heart physically hurt when you are away from your kids? Rachel
p.s. stay tuned for the vlog of my mom and me on the trip — should be very interesting……