Half-empty nest, sort of

After eight months of fund-raising (some of it quite hellish), preparation, and figuring out how to pack a month’s worth of stuff into one suitcase with a 30-pound weight limit

Girl from the West has finished life as a middle schooler and his headed overseas for lessons she doesn’t even know she’s going to learn.

MomZombie realizes she has some lessons of her own to learn. Like children drive you crazy every moment of the day, until they leave, then you cry and worry about every worst-case scenario involving international travel.