I know in life there are those things that we do because they are FOR the greater good of our family. That doesn't mean they are easy though.
I have been in school for the last 5 years. In that time, there have been a lot of nights and weekends where I've had to give up time with my kids and husband to work on assignments. Be that as it is, I was able to attend MOST of the activities that the kid's school offered for parents to be involved with....until now.
Student teaching doesn't allow me the time to go to "Favorite Gal Day" or the "Teddy Bear Picnic" or any of the other things that I have missed with my kids. My mom has had to be the stand in. I am thankful that my mom is a big part of my children's lives, but it doesn't make it easier to allow somebody to go in your stead.