Today is my Monday since I took yesterday off for our trip. It is hard to get up so very early every morning and leave Michaela with someone else (even if they are trusted friends and family members), but I am grateful to have a good job. I am also grateful that my job allows me to have a good deal of time off each year. Now that I have Michaela, those vacation times are like gold. They were always times I looked forward to, but now they are precious because I get to spend them with her.