Ok, it's almost midnight and three of my children are watching the old, old version of King Kong. My husband is 1/2 way home from Denver with Elizabeth, who touched down an hour early from Germany. I can't wait to see her (and she better have me some chocolate!).
Hosanna is recovering well from surgery, physically. She is experiencing grief from the loss of her mobility and her "summer" which she "wants more than anything" she said tonight. It is very difficult for me to think of leaving her in only 6 days. This summer has been a lesson, an experience really, not only of "going to get" and holding close -- but of letting my children go just a bit.