It has been a very long three months. There's really no use rehashing all that has challenged me, worn me down, tired me out. The recovery to normalcy has been weeks in the making. Two days of summer like weather have pushed all the other efforts over the top and brought me dancing out of the winter doldrums, strolling on the path away from cabin fever. If anything the tasks are more, but they seem more manageable.
At one point, summer seemed daunting. Tonight, I'm hopeful that it will be full of hours of backyard adventures, wind dried sheets off the clothes line, chalk colored rocks and bedtimes pushed a little later because the sun's out, the air's warm and kids are playing happily.