Sam's been gone - back to Israel to live - for almost 2 months now. It seems surreal. I miss her a lot, but I've been so used to her being away that it sort of seems normal. Until I think about where she is and how far away that is. I miss her. I can't tell you how great it was to have her stay with me earlier this year, for as long as she did. I cherish that time and keep it close. She's turned into such a great young woman and so responsible, so loving, so amazing.