Today was my first day back with my kids following my surgery (and continuing recovery). It went well. They have really worked hard during my absence and I am very proud of their ability to make the most of a difficult situation.
I am absolutely exhausted. My physical energy is still rebuilding and I was only able to make it through my classes and then crawl home. But it did feel good to be with the students. I didn't realize how much their enthusiasm would spur me on to do more with them today than I thought possible. And as much as I needed last week to just try and heal, I really missed my kids. It makes me anxious to return to work tomorrow.
Other things do not---like all the work I have staring me in the face. My "to do" list is a little scary at the time being, considering how little energy I have at the moment. I will just have to do what I can and hope that others will be patient with me for another week or so.