Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Another Day 2

So this is Day 2 of dropping Griff off at a daycare. Up until now he has stayed with a friend or my family and I have not had to worry one bit about the kind of care he is receiving. I knew he was being loved and cared for. End of story.

But now we are embarking on a whole new journey.... Daycare.

I know I am not the first. It will be fine. I grew up in daycare and look how fabulous I am- ha! But it is just a different experience leaving your pride and joy with complete strangers. Yesterday I worried all day about the type of care he was receiving. Were they loving on him? Did he nap? Did he get fed when he needed too? It was horrid and I was a complete mess.

When I picked him up he seemed fine. I got very annoyed bc they did not fill out all of his "cuddle gram", the piece of paper that tells me about how he ate and napped and diapers etc. It did not say a thing about his naps, or his last two feedings. Really?? So Mr.Pate is going by today to talk to them about that, and just to pop in and see what is going on in the middle of the day.

As with everything these days, they say it gets easier. When is that supposed to happen exactly? Because I am not really feeling like any of it is easier, but harder as I go. Ugh.

But you know what? The Lord is gracious. This morning I was blessed to have a smiling and cooing and hilarious baby boy, that continued to look up at me and smile like a goof during nursing. He was such a ray of hope and light to start my day. That is the Lord's mercy to me. Thank you Lord, for blessings I do not deserve!

"22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."
25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. " Lamentations 3:22-27

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone


  1. Community Action downtown. We liked it best out of what had availability now.... stupid waiting lists!

  2. One positive note of leaving him at daycare at such a young age....he doesn't really realize it when you leave :) Sam just started daycare in August. Fortunately Jonathan drops him off because he said he screamed and cried for about the first week. I could NOT have left if he'd done that. So....hooray that Griffin is basically unaware right now :)