We came to Utah for a quick visit and at the end of the weekend, everyone got in the van and headed home. Everyone but me, that is...
My sister is having a difficult time at the end of her pregnancy. She is 35 weeks along and has pregnancy-induced hypertension that has her on bedrest and feeling very ill. My mom is doing a lot to help her right now as everyone keeps a close eye on Melissa to be sure she and baby are okay.
At the same time, my dad has to have surgery tomorrow to have a pacemaker installed. It's a low-risk surgery, but my mom was upset about having to take him out for the surgery and take care of all that on her own. But there was no one who could go with her right now (what with pregnancies, and newborns, and jobs and everything else that goes on in life).
Aaron and I talked about it and decided that I should stick around and give all the help I can just now. So he headed home with the kids so that Haley could go to kindergarten this week. Haley sobbed and told me how much she would miss me. Which made me cry. Which made Preston cry. Brekken was fine. He's such a daddy's boy that he may not miss me much. But I miss him. And Haley, Preston, and Aaron, too.
I'm glad to be here right now, because I always feel bad about being so far away and unable to help when my family needs a hand. But it's going to be a long week away from Aaron and my babies.