01 April 2008


Well, this is Shannon, not Jason. I decided I wanted to post something, so here we go.

As my maternity leave is coming to an end I have been thinking a lot about my time at home and the people I have been spending it with.

Jason and I have worked opposite shifts since May of 2002, and it has been very hard and quite the strain on our relationship at times. This was the first time I have been able to be with him for longer then a week since before we were married!

I have really enjoyed that time with him, and also with our son, Elijah. I have seen a whole new side of him that made me fall in love with him all over again. I knew he would be great with kids, but he is better then I even could have hoped for. We totally share responsibility. He wakes up for middle of the night feedings just as often as I do (unless Eli sleeps through most of the night like he has been). He changes the diapers if needed. He tries to spend as much time with Elijah is the mornings before he goes to work as he can. He is a great dad and Elijah is just as lucky to have him, as he is to have Elijah.

I am very Thankful for this time I have been able to have with both of the boys in my life. It is going to be so hard to go back and miss all of this. I am kind of bummed that I have to, but, like Jason sharing all the responsibility with Elijah, I feel we should also share the responsibility of working. We have always been a team in everything we have done, so why should this be any different. We will find a way to make this new adjustment work. I know it is going to be very hard, but for the first time in a long time I am more positive about it. I don't feel we take any time together, or as a family, for granted and I know a lot of people can't say that.

I am Thankful for this time we have been able to have as a Family, and I am Thankful that God has placed these two boys in my life. Your life is supposed to be crazier when you start a family, but I feel more grounded now then I ever have because of the two of them!


Jessica said...

Aww Shan, your son is absolutely beautiful. You guys are so blessed. We would love to meet him sometime when you guys are feeling up to it.

The Wingnut said...

I love this woman. And her child.