It feels as if I have lived a lifetime within those three months.
It's been a full summer. I have eight thousand more miles of travel under my belt now, along with countless memories, wrinkles and gray hair. I've vacationed in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. My sisters and I sold my mother's ancestral home and its contents.
We sold my mother's home.
It was heartbreaking.
There's been a staggering amount of packing and unpacking this summer. We've packed and unpacked everything you can imagine: emotions, relationships, suitcases, boxes, cars, moving vans, furniture, dishes, clothes and ancient family artifacts. The summer has been beautiful and brutal.
I am not the same.
Being with my sisters was great too. We did a spa day, I tried raw oysters for the first time, and we pulled up to the Ritz Carlton in Cleveland in a U-Haul.