My sister and her family were here for a week and left this morning for the 11 hour drive home. They took Captain C with them. When we were planning this a few months ago, it sounded like a great idea. When C was being a 11 year old annoying kid last week, it sounded like an even better idea. When we were packing his bag last night and he and I were both crying, I had my first round of second thoughts. Reality is that I won't see him for 12 days and that is harder on me than I thought. I love him so much and it was nice to see that he loves me too ;) Times of snuggling on the couch or rocking him to sleep are long gone and it seems like he doesn't really need me anymore, but he does. And I need him too. This time apart will be good for all of us, and I know that this is what God wants for us right now, but that doesn't make it any easier. Please pray for our family the next few weeks if you think of us. I appreciate it.