The first few days have been filled with writing and processing what we have written. It is both emotional and uplifting. The stories so far have covered “Our Brush with the Law,” “Em’s Second Language,” the “Concert We Refused to Miss,” and our “Meeting with the Notaio (notary public/judge).”
We are surprised at how vividly the “happenings” over the past 10 years come back to us. With the help of journals and conversation we are finding the recreation on paper to be quite engaging and fun. As always, we find that it isn’t really about the creation of the book as much as it is a way for us to further process what really happened. The perspective of looking back on the events is helpful in understanding where we have been. It also gives us the chance to laugh at the situations and ourselves a bit more. At the time when we were embroiled in the drama of it all, we may have had more discomfort and frustration. Now, we can see it for what it really was and is—just another lesson along the way, and some pretty comical ones at that.