Tim's blog has some pictures up - he's titled this trip the whirlwind (a la tornado) tour. Honestly it feels more like a lumbering hurricane tour. Five days here, six days there, trying to balance the last few items on the check list with just chilling out and enjoying time with all the different relatives... but today we picked up some speed. We actually saw Tim's dad and step mom for breakfast at the hotel in Atlanta (thanks for getting up early with us), his mom and niece for lunch on the way (awesome lunch waiting when we arrived, one last swing in their back yard), then dinner with my family at my parents' house in Raleigh for steaks on the grill and all our family's favorite dishes.
I am feeling calmer the closer we get to the actual flight - Tuesday night. Just about everything that needs to be done, is. And if it doesn't get done there isn't much we can do about it now.
The most important thing now is to let everyone feel what they are going to feel. It's not healthy to mask, hide nor ignore any sadness or excitement or anxiety, this goes for our kids too. They have to be allowed the freedom to feel it all - good, bad, and ugly. Every feeling is of value. If that makes any sense, it's pure luck. It's been a very long day.
Check out Tim's pictures (new camera, yeah!). We'll post again soon , maybe before we go.