It's been a whirlwind and emotional week. We took a 2500 mile road trip to Montgomery, Alabama and back to our home in Minneapolis. We were privileged to see our son in law commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the USAF, and to rejoice with our daughter as she and her husband were reunited after their 3 1/2 month separation during his officer training. We attended many inspiring graduation/commissioning festivities. We celebrated well. We saw the first church that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. pastored, standing literally in the shadow of the Alabama state capitol. We arrived home late last night, and this morning, we said goodbye to our daughter and son in law, as they drove out of our driveway on the first leg of their journey to their new home 1000 miles away. I'm happy, I'm sad, I'm tired.

Here's my 365 page for today.

Journaling: When she was a baby, and I had to leave home for my shifts at the hospital, we had a little routine. I would sit her on my knees, and ask her for her ‘best little angel smiles.’ She was always generous with those smiles. Then I would hold her close and say

“I’ll hold you in my heart while we’re apart.”