Rachel and the others were back from Grand Rapids. It was easier to have her near again but also harder.
When Rachel was gone, I could put my mind on other things; I wasn't constantly thinking if this would be the last time I would see her.
With Rachel back, those thoughts surged forward. Today is the 27 of January. For the past week I'd been counting down the days until the 30th.
The day when everything would change.