It feels like all I’ve done all day is send my children out into the world without me!
It started when Emily appeared all dressed and ready to go to Mass at 7:30 – intending to go to 8:00 AM Mass all by herself so that she would be able to go to Odyssey of the Mind right after Faith Formation… next Brian (9 years old) went up to Faith Formation all by HIMSELF to get the books out and my classroom ready for Mrs. Asinger to teach our class. Then Sam took Danny up too…. no adults involved yet at all.
Now Sam has left for a boy scout ski trip… one advantage to homeschooling is that weekdays are less crowded and less expensive for things like skiing… but no matter how many scout adventures I’ve sent him on, I sure miss him when he’s not around!
Emily’s at the house of one of her OM teammates building sets. Things are quiet here without her singing. George and Danny miss her too.
But it’s George who’s going to be the hardest to send off into the world… Betsy and three of her girls are on the way here to get him for the week. I KNOW it’s the right thing to do, since I’m way too weak and ill to care for him properly, especially without Sam’s help, and besides, I have my outpatient surgery on Wednesday. But still….
Day four of chemotherapy is just hard, no matter what. Good thing it’s my last one.