I have to say... I'm SO THANKFUL to have family nearby! For instance Mike was able to come home during lunch to bring Brianna home from school so I could make it to her doctor's appointment. And my mom was able to come to stay with the other 2 kids for an hour so they didn't have to go back to the doctor with me. Laundry has been pushed through that I'd started last night. My kids were fed the last of their lunch that I didn't have time to do between appointments. And on my way home from appt #2 at the doctor... I realized that over the weekend Mike's mom had offered to bring us some dinner one night because she was making corned beef. She set up to bring it... THURSDAY! So there is a HOT dinner on my kitchen table on a night that there's probably a very low likelihood that I would have pulled myself together and cooked. What a blessing!!
So glad to have family nearby, and for them to be so willing and able to help! We are very thankful for them! And I for my wonderful husband as well :)