We headed east to the desert. My heart was full, as content as it had been in a while. Ahead was the rising sun, hovering above milky white clouds against a perfectly sky blue backdrop. It had been too long since I had last seen my babies.
Brie had fallen asleep just a few miles into the drive. Before she did, she had turned off the car radio so for a while I basked in the silence, taking in the view before me, happy just to soak it in with my eyes.
If this wasn't heaven, then we certainly have something to look forward to. But I'm not ready yet.