Her visit is perfectly timed as well. These past few months have been lovely in ways I have never known. That said, I miss my son and daughters and need to feel that sweet, safe familial bond again.
Realizations and conclusions about extended family these last four months since my mainland trip have leveled me some. Amazing how different people and situations look with the blinders off.
When one lives a life of mostly-solitude, it's fascinating what bubbles up. Spooky, even. Even so, I am a very fortunate menopausal old broad, to have the luxury of just being. Especially these days.