We got them all together. It was beyond wonderful.
I had worked and worked to make sure we had adequate sleeping arrangements for everyone. When everyone was here, all together, under one roof, bedtime was deliriously satisfying as I climbed into my bed knowing they were all here, snug in their own beds. I do not know why this phenomenon is such a big deal to me; I suppose it is a throwback to the days when it felt so good to get lots of little people settled down and put to bed.
I am thankful for my family.