In about 10 minutes, a BARC van will leave with Maria and three members of the BARC staff who will drive her to her new home in Tallahassee. In about 3 hours, the movers will get here to pack. Tomorrow they load up our stuff and head with it to Alabama. Last night was the last here. We will be staying at someone’s condo until Thursday when we head out as well. The list of to-do’s is endless right now and I am still trying to find time, even if it means getting up at 4 in the morning, to stop long enough to give thanks for all that has been and all that will be. Our life here, though not always easy, has been extraordinarily privileged. Today, I give thanks for this house that allowed Sherod and me to offer hospitality in so many different ways. It has been a good home.
Best wishes to the three of you, Rosa.