For almost two weeks I had the enormous joy of having all five of my children at home. Donny finished his sophomore and crashed with us for two weeks before I dropped him off with a friend to catch a ride to Pine Cove camp where he will be a counselor for six weeks. The next time I see him he will arrive and meet me for the last week of my month in Uganda. It is so much fun to have my nest full. We are going to miss him, but this is the way it is now. We are getting used to him being gone, and I wasn’t ever sure I would get there. The boys have two days left of school and they are out for the summer. I feel sensations of whiplash wondering how this year passed in a blur. We will have two more weeks in August when Donny is home with us all again before he goes back to school. I almost fear blinking my eyes because as soon as this summer begins it will be over. Is that how life is when you have five children? Or is it just me? I’m not sure. Either way, having five keeps me moving fast and steady, and I like it.