Sounds like a movie title. But in actuality our lives have resembled a really bad movie plot over the last seven weeks or so, so not altogether inappropriate.
Shawn went back to work this morning.
I know, it seems so surreal that after everything he has been through he would be back to work so soon, but he dropped me off just moments ago and went in for his first half day back.
He was so cute this morning, a bit like a kid going off to the first day of school.
I’m happy for him that he’s able to start back now. His career is very important to him, though not in a workaholic/obsession kind of way…though it may have once been like that…and that may or may not have contributed to his heart failure. No, what I mean is that Shawn is very passionate about what he does. He’s like a lawyer who truly loves the law, but without all the shitty stereotypes about lawyers. Although to be fair, in his field there are shitty stereotypes aplenty.
Shawn is very passionate about what he does and the people he works with. He is the same way about his family. It’s touching and inspiring.
Now, he is only back part time, to ease himself back into a schedule that quite frankly, I hope never gets back to the same pace it was at September 18th and prior. He’ll never again be able to pull such long hours without hearing about it from his doctor, myself or the kids. But, for now, three half days a week is going to be his new normal. Until we all know that he can safely do more. I teased him this morning that his first day will be full of glad handing. Tomorrow will likely consist of reading the massive backlog of emails.
I have to admit, as thrilled as I am to see him ready to be at this stage again, a part of me is very nervous. But then again, I suspect a part of me will be on guard from now on, considering.
I love you, my darling husband, more than you know. I’m so proud that your recovery has taken you this far already. You’re a lion, a trooper, an alpha wolf.
Have fun today back in the trenches. Play nice, don’t pull anyone’s hair and give your apple to the teacher.
I’ll see you at home tonight.