Just as I promised, here are the photos before and after the Coach and Son's (#1) trip.
Here: At the airport before they left. Or before we thought they were leaving.
Notice that Little Man was asleep at home so we didn't all come along.
I didn't even cry.
And a MUCH happier "after" picture. The whole family came along to welcome them home.
Much much happier. And grateful. And happy.
We are finally feeling like we've "recovered". The Coach and Son (#1) are getting caught up on sleep. We've made and devoured their favorite meals. All of the stinky jungle clothes have been washed. Even the "5 days in a sealed bag stinky wet shoes" have been salvaged for lawn mowing. The suitcases are stored back in the attic until next time.
So much to be grateful for.