Tonight K started to bring clothes and some things to the new house. I made dinner for the kids. Then I made something else for me, K & AJ. After her second load, K left to spend the night at AJ's house while I was getting my daughter out of the tub.
As I tucked her in to bed, like I have almost every night for the past 7 years, she hugged me longer than she usually does. She said to me, "When we are moved, you will be here with ... just you." I told her that it was going to be OK and that she could sleep over at my house anytime she wanted. I think that made her feel better.
As I closed her door, I could no longer hold back my tears. The day I have always feared is tomorrow.