Another week has passed. It is already the 2nd week of August. The summer is quickly coming to a close. Today I will pick up Laeya from her 6 weeks of sleep-away camp. I am so excited to see her, I am trying to occupy myself for the next 2 hours before I leave to get her. It makes me so incredibly broken that there is still nowhere to go to pick you up, and you have been gone for significantly longer.
This last week we honored your two and a half years of being gone. I hate the word honor, but there is really no other word for it, as I assure you there is no celebration for your absence.
Aba had a nasty case of food poisoning while he was in Israel, but after 5 days of antibiotics he is starting to feel better, but not 100%. He and Tzvi were delayed leaving Israel due to the missiles, so we got to see them yesterday for a few hours before they flew back to Phoenix. Tzvi (and maybe even aba) had his first experience in a bomb shelter. I am so thankful I had no idea going to Shabbat what was going on or I would have been a disaster. I found out in an accidental manner when someone after Shabbat mentioned it in a nonchalant way when I said how their flight was delayed. Tzvi handled it like a champ, but he admitted he was a bit scared. I wouldn't blame him, that is one life experience I have thankfully been spared thus far. He was calmed down by his cousin sharing in the routineness. They had 1 min and 30 seconds to get inside once the siren rang. Some places have only 15-30 seconds. Again, just glad I learned all the details yesterday.
Noam, Meena, and I stayed the night at uncles yesterday, completely unplanned, but it is so nice to love on baby Isla (who by the way is becoming quite the chunker). It has been so nice seeing them so often this summer. Meena went on a shopping date with Hay-Hay, and she bought her and Laeya a matching Shabbas dress and a new pair of adorable shoes.
Aba got you a heart rock from Israel! I am so excited to give you all of your new rocks from this summer. They will be a beautiful addition to the ones you already have.
Anyway Sonzee bear, I love you and miss you!
Until next time.