I reached out to my friends yesterday. Turns out they have been together since last Saturday. I had no idea it was a week long trip.
They sent me pictures (at my request). Everyone smiling and having a great time. Children sharing chairs. Adults sharing drinks.
They all have this shared experience that I don’t have. They all know each other’s children and families, and they do not know mine. I do not know theirs.
It makes me sad.