I spent a few hours each of this evening and yesterday afternoon with my nephews. It was wonderful to see them and get to know them. They're interesting people, and I like spending time with them.
Each of them has asked when Ian is coming next. They all know of him and they've met him a couple of times, but they've never really spent any time with him. I hope that he comes with me for my next trip and that we can spend some individual time with each of my niece and nephews.
Tomorrow my sister and I are going to another therapy appointment after we spend some time with each other in silence. Our therapist is encouraging us to try to be in the moment - without saying a word - with each other. I guess the point is to see if we can have a comfortable silence between us. I know that I can sit in silence with Ian and with my friends but I've never really tried it with my sisters. It'll be interesting.
I'm happy that I've been able to spend time with my family while I'm here. I still miss my mom so very much and I feel a hole in my heart where she used to be, but at least I have the rest of my family.