The sun was going down, dinner was being prepared, lunches were getting packed, baths were completed and our weekend was coming to an end.
As I stood in the kitchen cooking dinner I started to feel homesick. This confused me. How could I be homesick when I was home with my family?
The thought of going to work on Monday and leaving my husband and daughter made me homesick. It made me anxious and sad. You see, we had such a great weekend filled with quality family time and I didn’t want it to end. I wanted it to last forever.
We kept things low key this weekend and stayed close to home. We ran our usual errands, went on a dinner date with Daddy, got Ava ready for her new class, cleaned the house, planted a garden, rested, and just enjoyed each other’s company.
Over the weekend we got to see Ava grow so much! It is crazy how quickly they grow and develop in a single moment.
This feeling of homesick made me realize how blessed I am to have such an amazing husband and a wonderful daughter. I know that as Monday approaches and my day begins this feeling of being homesick and this sudden anxiety will slowly fade. The family pictures around my classroom will remind me of the joys they bring me and I will look forward to seeing them when we all return home from our day.
I tried to not let the feeling of homesick ruin the rest of my evening. Instead of worrying and being anxious about the future I tried to focus on the now, and on that moment right in front of me. I tried to be more present because worrying about Mondays leaves me homesick on Sundays.