I am exhausted. Last week I was well-rested and this week (It is only Tuesday, yikes!) I am so very tired.
Without a lot of detail, I went to Tucson today to visit my grandmother who was hospitalized. She is recovering quickly and will be home tomorrow. I haven't seen her since I graduated from college and was pregnant with Abe. It has been too long. When we all learned that she was in the hospital, I knew that I needed to go and visit her to show her love and support.
So this morning, Sophia and I drove to Tucson (2.5 hours away) not knowing if we going to be back tonight or tomorrow. I dropped the kids off at school and made arrangements with my entirely-too-talented sister-in-law to pick up the kids and take care of them until I returned, whenever that may be. I was home by bedtime, but that is not the point. She was prepared to keep them as long as I needed with just a few hours notice. Then she picked up the kids, fed them, played with them and then even managed to get them to after-school activites even though I intentionally did not mention it. I didn't want to make it more complicated that it needed to be.
The point is that today is a reminder of just how important family really is and what is means. This is why I moved back to the States for this year. It wasn't about Costco or neighborhoods or a chance to reorganize and marry my shipment and storage. It was and still is about family.
So tonight, as I continue to unpack, wash and organize my air shipment, I do it with a smile because I know that it is all for a greater purpose. My children spent the afternoon with cousins and I listened to and loved my grandma. I can't think of a better use of our day.
And just another thought... can you imagine unpacking 800 pounds of toys, games, clothes and dishes into a house with practically no furniture? Time for a little creativity!