Time passed. Summer moved into autumn. Sunflowers grew from sprouts to stalks, from flowers to heads filled with birdseed. Blue skies threatened gray by the time we got another call.
My anxiety had healed with time and love, and when I heard Jackson’s voice on the phone, knowing what he was about to say, I was ecstatic.
Lux was ready. He was stable on his meds and had been incident-free for a good amount of time.
Do we want to try again? Jackson asked.
Hell, yes! Jim and I agreed.
Lux was coming home!
I told everyone the good news: my friends, family, neighbors, the gas station attendant and the jogger on the street. I was strong – Lux was strong. This time I was certain we would make it to forever, but again the universe had other plans.
And again continued……..