Getting ready to head back home after being gone for 9 days. In some ways it seems like much longer than that. For at least a little while we were able to be "normal" again. The kids swam & swam & swam in the hotel pool, we went to Warren Dunes in Michigan, hit several wineries, visited with family & some friends from college that we haven't seen in about 10 years. They have three daughters and the oldest two are close in age to Cal & Zoey. You'd would have thought they had known each other forever.
In the back of my mind, though, I still had to push away thoughts of Mike's upcoming oncologist appointment. This Wednesday we should find out once and for all if chemo is going to be prescribed. We're doubtful Mike will go through chemo, but we've (& the professionals) been wrong before.
I'm so glad we were able to get away as a family. To reconnect and do things together - just the four of us. Then to have the chance for Mike and I to see Jimmy Buffett in concert last night brought back memories of the other Jimmy concerts we've gone to in the last 17 years. It's funny how songs seem to have different meanings depending on where you are in life.
Back to the real world & all the ups and downs that come with it.