During my maternity break this summer I told Marc I could no longer work. I just couldn't do it and he needed to find a way to make the SAHM thing work. And he did! A few emails, interviews, and conversations later we are living with his parents in Roanoke and I am the happiest I've ever been. We are doing lots of things to our house to get it ready to sell. Bittersweet I tell ya. I lived in Charlottesville since '91, lived in my house since '03, and worked at UVa in some capacity since '98. Needless to say it's hard leaving all that.
It really wasn't. When I sat down and really thought about life, I spend my time and energy on my husband and kids. So all the other stuff, I may miss it at times, but how could I ever get sad when I get to see my kids all day long?! I get to see Carter learn new things, say new words, and be the most awesome little kid ever. And I get to see Gabey rolling over, walking in his bear cart, eating baby food, and throwing around his heartbreaking smile all day. It's wonderful. Better than I ever could have imagined it being.
Yes, I am two weeks in, yes I do have help from my mother/father-in-law, but I don't regret this decision even a little.
Yay for us!! The biggest shout out of them all goes to the man that made this happen, Mr. Marc Patrouch. Word up husband. Always remember "WWMD?!"