This really has been a crazy week and I am exhausted!
Last Thursday, on the same day was my younger niece's moving up ceremony from middle school to high school and my older niece's prom. Both turned out outrageous with my younger niece getting many academic and community service awards and my older niece looking just gorgeous.
Of course, in the back of my mind was "my brother should be here for all of these great things."
He worked so hard to raise these girls and how they are is a testament to him.
Then on Saturday was my older niece's high school graduation. It was emotional for me. She is so smart and beautiful. My brother's name was mentioned during the graduation ceremony which was very special.
On Sunday, I drove my niece, a friend and my sister-in-law to their college orientation. Hello. No longer seniors, they are now freshmen once again.
The school she chose is 5 hours away and once out of NYC, the drive is a nice one - meaning, no traffic. A long drive. My sister-in-law doesn't know the roads and is nervous about crossing bridges. She will have to learn real quick.
My brother did the drive in one day which to me is not a good thing to do.
So here I sit, less than a week later totally spent and exhausted, both physically and emotionally.
I feel as if my cup is empty. I have nothing left to give. I need to start giving to myself more. I am tired of doing and doing and having it not be appreciated.
I need some shut eye.