Tonight will be Donovan’s first night away from home (aside from the hospital). Shannon has surgery very early in the morning and it makes sense for him to stay overnight at my parents. I’m not looking forward to it, but I know it’s really killing my wife. It’ll make me sad, but I feel for her. In fact she is stressing more about being away from him than the surgery itself. It’ll all be over in a couple days and then the next time he has to stay away it won’t be so hard.