Forty Days Til’ Forty, Day 15: What I Know So Far (Re-post)

Forty Days Til’ Forty, Day 15: What I Know So Far

S.C.Burke

I saw misty days, my daughter riding her bike on a stretch of road along the Puget sound, somewhere that seemed familiar yet unknown. This was in my mind’s eye. I imagined it vividly enough that it felt in some ways real. To a very small and limited extent, I neared it, never really getting close enough, though, to turn that dream into a real memory. Instead, a bend in the road turned me very much in the opposite direction, and I was deposited right back in the house I’d left in Maryland just over nine bewildering months  before. Instead of planning family camping trips and exploring the Pacific Northwest with my husband and kids, I was looking for a job. A shocking plot twist left me a single mom, facing a devastating season of loss and an ache so deep that it still lingers. That wasn’t how the story…

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