Tonight my children are spending the night at their father’s house.
I have not seen them since last night, as they were still sleeping when I left for work. Today was my first day back at work in ten weeks, and tonight is my fifth without them, my second in town. My heart breaks but I will do anything but face this pain.
Sit on a crowded college campus.
Meet up with strangers for dinner.
Watch a movie under the cool sky, even one that I don’t particularly care for, all to avoid being alone, the stillness that is my separated house and divorcing life.
I love my children so much it hurts. A mom should not be without her babies.