I am away… again!
In past years, the La Leche League Israel leaders conference has been in May, after Pesach. This year, it is now, today (Tuesday)…
… and tomorrow (Wednesday)…
… less than a week since I came home from the 3 day Beit Natan winter retreat. (… which is always in the winter. Duh.)
I had thought there would be at least a week in between, when I would be home.
I was confused…
… not for the first time.
I feel a little guilty about leaving my family again, so soon.
… but only a little.
The kids are big and barely home. Especially on Tuesday evenings, which, in Israel, is THE day when ALL the youth movements meet.
There is food in the fridge, and the freezer (made by friends, of course).
And my DH is perfectly capable of taking care of anything that might come up.
OK, so last night, two of my kids did not feel well. And, today, my son stayed home from school with a fever. But he is not so sick that he cannot sit and play Runescape. This way, he does not even have to share the computer with me; he really can spend all day on the computer.
OK, so maybe the guilt is a little compounded by the fact that I left a sick child at home. But really, he’s fine. And if he’s not, then my husband can take care of him.
I have to trust that they can manage without me.
Why is it so hard?
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,