I am back from doing an emergency 'extract' of my son. Turns out the guide we entrusted him to was less than ethical. On top of that, to extract him I endured hellish conditions & became hypothermic and only my training and my son's skill kept me from tilting over the edge.
My son and myself are well, home, and now I am reflecting on it all.
It is never easy.
I am heading to the wilds of Alaska for two weeks. My son is an apprentice guide and we have not seen him for 3 months -- so off I go.
August was a very troubling month. In short, an adoption blew up on us.