I was in much the same situation when I had my daughter and went through the same dilemma in my head in the very beginning. I thought "how am I ever going to finish school now,when we're only allowed 2 absences per semester?" But something in me and the Lord above told me I could do it, no matter what. Back when I went, the very last class--kind of an internship--was only offered for 2 weeks in the summer. I finished all my clinicals and had my baby...2 weeks before the internship was to start. Again, I debated on whether to try to tough it out or wait until the following year. Thanks to my mother and sister being able to watch my daughter, I was able to do the class and not have to wait. If I had waited, I probably never would have gone back. It is amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.
Beautifully written artcile, proudnurseRN!!