We're almost there.
It was more than a year ago that the possibility of Orlando snuck into our lives through a series of phone calls that led us from, "No thank you" to "Wow, I guess we're really doing this." That's a long limbo.
The waiting can be wearying, draining, frustrating, full of "let's just get to the next step!" It's hard to stay engaged. It can also be exciting as we ponder the new, the novel, the "what's ahead."
Thankfully, these last few months of the waiting between there and here has been spent quite pleasantly. Sort of like having to circle the airport but in the meantime they bump you up to first class. We've had the blessing of a slower schedule, a comfortable place, plenty of time with friends and family. It's been good.
In two days we will begin the three day journey to Orlando. We'll take my parents and my sister, our two dogs, two mini-vans and a trailer, drive to Milwaukee and pick up my brother and sister-in-law and their dog, and drive to the other end of America. By this time next week, we'll be Floridians (technically. Can I retain Minnesota status?)
We're excited. The waiting is almost done. At least once a day one or more of us says, "Can we just go now?"Soon. We're almost there.