My boys have been in another state for summer visitation with their Dad since the beginning of the month. I’ve been trying to stay busy. I signed up for that dance class I’ve always wanted to take. I went to the gym with my daughter and she signed me up for a two-week free pass so I’ve headed over there every day. I went to visit an older sister in the ward. I helped someone move. I went to brunch with another sister in the ward. I dragged another sister who is in the same boat as I (kids out of state for visitation) out to the movies. I’ve worked extra hours. I’ve looked for opportunities to serve so that I’m not stuck in my mind.
But still last night as I was getting ready for bed in my empty house, I was hit by a wave of loneliness.