So SD was gone for a week. She has to spend one week with BM this summer, two next summer, and then it increases to every other week during the summer. We could not get around it. It was the only way the supervisition would get included in the CO, so we are just counting on BM screwing up before we get to the every other week part in a couple years.
Anyway, so we incorporated BM's week long visitation in with the 4th of July so that it would coincide with her weekend AND get the holiday so we would not have to give SD up more that necessary. Timing worked out great. And apparently, SD's grandmother was able to take off the entire week to be able to supervise. SD verified that her grandmother had not left her alone.
So overall, the visit went well. SD had a great time. They took her to the nearby wildlife refuge and she got to get up close with some birds of prey and snakes. She went to the Memphis Zoo. She went to the movies. All in addition to the 4th of July fireworks and picnic. So SD had a blast. I am happy for her.
I am also glad she is home! Oh, I could hardly contain myself going to pick her up. I will admit I cried more than once this week and balled like a baby when she left last weekend. DH held it in, but he was just as miserable. And the nights thay DH has been at work this week have been so lonely without her. We normally have some time for just us after DS goes to bed if DH is not home or is busy. We read a Bible story and normally end up in a long talk about all kinds of things. Oh, I missed that so much. I enjoyed time with just DS, but his conversation topics are kind of limited to monsters and dinosaurs at the moment.