The dream took almost a decade to fulfill.
And there it was. Reality.
She could scarcely believe it.
First there were the logistics to overcome: savings to secure, the children to raise beyond immediate dependency, paperwork and releases to organize, complicated details to ensure such international travel would even be possible.
Then there was the soulmate to find. Or rather, to have find her.
She looked around. At the deep calm. The ripples in the water. She’d pinch herself, only it would rock the boat and she had no intention to fall out. Not when it had taken so long to get in.
“You’ll have to adjust,” they’d told her.
“Some things you just won’t be able to do,” they’d said.
Well … stubbornness had gotten her through the accident. It got her through years of being a wheelchair-bound single parent.
It got her back into a canoe.