While my friends were here we also went to a wedding. The wedding was for one of my dear friends from college and it was so nice to see him so incredibly happy. Technically kids weren't invited but we didn't have anybody to watch Bean, so we took her to the reception (I cleared it with him beforehand) and she did so great. I didn't get much sleep while all of this was happening but the weekend certainly recharged me in a way that I really needed. It reminded me that there are a lot of people in the world who love me and who love Bean. I know that my family loves us, but right now, that relationship is really draining. The relationships that I got to enjoy this weekend were exactly the opposite. It was so nice to not have to worry about every single detail, to let other people carry some of the load, and to just soak up the lightness and fun.
I've spent the last couple days getting my house back in order, running all the errands that didn't get run, and trying to figure out the whole two nap to one transition (more to come on this soon because advice is needed!) but I'm finally feeling like I'm getting caught up. I'm thrilled that everyone was here but I'm so happy to get back to our routine, get back to focusing most of my attention on Bean, and figuring out what the summer holds for us. We have a lot of obligations, but also a lot of potential for fun and that's what I'm going to focus on now.
And now for the good news. My aunt got all of her test results back and the cancer has not spread at all. They're able to use the lowest levels of chemotherapy and she'll get started on that next week. As scary as this all has been, so far it's looking like it's the best outcome for a terrible situation. I can't thank everyone enough who has had us in their thoughts and prayers. I know there's still a long road ahead, but I have faith that we'll get through it and that my relationship with her will be stronger at the end. It's never good when something like this has to happen to really be a wake up call about how much someone means to you and I'm going to take that lesson with me going forward. No more taking things for granted.