A Better Quality Of Life

12 Sep

This morning when Tom had to go to work Nikkos gave him a hug and didn’t want to let go. Tom had to peel Nikkos off of him so he wouldn’t be late. Nikkos kept saying “please take me with you, Daddy.” And if that wasn’t bad enough, Ariahna stood by the window for five minutes waiting for Tom to come back.

That is the reason we work so hard. So our family can have a better quality of life. So Tom CAN take Nikkos to work, because he will work from home. Someday.

Some days I feel like a single parent. There are days where Tom leaves for work an hour after I wake up and he gets home when I am already in bed. There are times where he literally goes 48 hours without seeing the kids. They miss him. I miss him. Heck, even the cats miss him.

I hope we don’t regret it all in ten years. I hope we don’t wish we sacrificed the income stability so he could have been home. I don’t even know what the “right” thing to do is… And I almost always know what is right for my family. The main reason he is staying at his job is for the income stability he will have when we buy a house. Lenders want to see that you have worked at the same job for a number of years and he has been at his current job for 4 years.

We could survive off my income, but it would be financially stressful. I thought that giving it time and thinking about it would help, but I have been thinking about it for months and if anything I am even more undecided and confused.

I’m tired of seeing my kids sad and my husband sad. I’m tired of him working himself into the ground. How much longer will it be like this? I wish I had answers.

Gloomy mood for the gloomy day.

Later days blog world.

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