Five minutes of surf immersion.
Good morning from sunny Vermont. We are heading east today, putting into place our first leg of a series of possibilities. Once Serena is ready to roll, we are all getting into Tim’s Honda Accord and driving to Freeport, Maine. Who is there? Tim’s brother and his sister-in-law, ready to receive Serena as a member of the household. But before she moves there permanently, we are doing a four-day experiment to ensure that it’s a good fit. Did I mention that Scout is coming along? It’s his first ever road trip. Kibble–check! Water dish and water–check! Leash–check! Serena’s checklist is somewhat more complicated.
I’ll see the ocean today. I’m hoping for five solid minutes of staring out at the water while my feet rest on the sand. This recharge will tide me over until we go on our vacation next month, for a week of surf immersion, silly games, and meaningful conversation. Perhaps I’ll even be able to focus on a book. But today’s not about surf immersion. Today’s about handing over our daughter to her loving aunt and uncle into a newer, healthier home. To see if it works. To see if she can get better there.
I’m bringing five of each of my books, for Nick and Amanda to sell in their shop. If you go to South Freeport, please take the time to stop in. Their antiques are great, a size and price for everyone.
Time for me find my purse and add in a few dog bones. I’ll fill you in next Saturday on what happens with “the test.” Have you done “tests” in your life?
Check back next week for another segment of Finding Home.