And then all of the sudden, I had him back. The weight he had been carrying was visibly gone. I can't even describe it - it really was something I could see as much as sense. He got home and rested for the first time in so long that I can't even remember. I'm grateful for the journey. I'm also grateful for the little breaks along the way.
Now if someone would just get on up and buy our house, we could get on to the next adventure... (I'm also tired of keeping it "show" clean. NOT NATURAL.)