It's been a doozy of a week.
And, you might think, having houseguests can't have helped. But, let me tell you: they did. We've had wonderful adventures, and we've stayed up late catching up on everything from birth to death, and these guests walked in the door and started picking up up all the slack I kept dropping. Forget to chill the beer, defrost of the meat, set out the napkins, move the laundry? Without a word, these folks took care of it.
They've kept my children while I performed community service, they've hosted my house guests, they've sat with me in the hospital, and this week, they did the housework that kept slipping my mind. Aside from family, I wouldn't have had anyone else visiting us this week.
Tomorrow, my kids and I head to Texas. Not sure how long I'll be there, but even 24 hours will feed my need. We will swim and eat and watch movies and play at the library park. We will replenish ourselves for the next major event.
As far as feeling needed, hey, at least my husband and kids need me. Feeling sucked dry is better than feeling full of compassion and energy and having no receptacle for all of it. It's good to know your presence offers comfort.
So, stretch those three into ten this week. See ya next week if not sooner!
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