Anyway.... as soon as friends and family members found out that we were pregnant, there were two questions on everyone's mind.
1.) Boy or Girl?
2.) Are you going to work next year or stay at home?
For starters, we are beyond fortunate that my staying at home with Hadley was even an option on the table. I think part of me has always wanted to be a Stay At Home Mom (or SAHM if you're into abbreviations ;). If you had asked me 3 or 4 years ago, it wouldn't have even been up for debate. Quit my job!?!? Woohoo! Where do I sign!? But somewhere along the way... I really started liking my job and I got really good at it. I was even offered a pretty great promotion at the end of this year, making my decision even harder.
But then this happened.
I'm sure I'll go back some day. But leaving the place where I learned how to be a teacher and where I made so many friendships was extremely bittersweet. I know, however, that even though my class size has dropped down to just one and I'll have far fewer shocking and funny stories to tell Mason at the end of the day, the rewards will be even sweeter.
Last night, I received the following message in my fortune cookie.