Today, after almost a year of maternity leave, I am back at work and it feels so sad. I know I am very lucky to have had the option to stay home and look after my daughter for so long but after spending almost every moment together for the last one year, I left home this morning with a heavy heart.
We are lucky to have my parents here to look after Chhori in my absence but it doesn’t make it any easier on my heart.
This morning when I was getting ready for work, Chhori saw me getting dressed and thought that we were going out together. She wanted me to hold her so I did and she even waved good bye to my mum. Poor baby thought she is going out with me.
Before coming to work, I asked her to kiss me and she happily obliged. Here is our happy snap from the morning.
I know this is the normal course of life and I have little choice but I miss her so much. It will be a hard few days for both of us before we get used to the situation.
M from nepaliaustralian