John is in Baltimore for a few days before heading out of the country on Thursday. In hindsight, I might have been able to fly and meet him to spend a few more days with him. (We were actually supposed to go to Charleston, S.C. together this weekend). I try to travel with him...and without the children once every year. It is usually the best 4 days and one of the most important things I do for our marriage...we will plan something for when he gets back. However, a few weeks ago when our world was turned upside down and there were so many plans to be made...it was hard to think about whether I could meet him in Baltimore. And in all honesty we talked about it and thought neither one of us could handle the emotions of another good-bye.
John has had a couple of days to wash clothes, get his heating blanket (which he was told he would need to get), and he wrote an entire paper in a 24 hours time period! That is a record! Life at home is calming down a bit and I am putting some things in place to help me through the next 6-7 months (like hiring someone to help around the late afternoon and evening with dinner, baths, and driving around for activities). That is a hard time of day and one that I have somewhat come to dread. Bedtime seems to consume much of my energy as I know the importance of this time...and there are often lots of tears.
Logan with his "daddy doll."