Thank you, thank you, thank you! Really and truly, I appreciate every person who reached out to track our flight, who posted to FB, who texted or emailed me, or who held us in positive thought. I know it may seem silly if you are not afflicted with this phobia, but your good thoughts, your eyes on our plane, mattered to me and made the flight that much more bearable. I did better than I thought I was going to. There was no tears, no white knuckling, no hysterics, no throwing up. I was able to attend to both kids without being in an utter panic. The EMDR therapy definitely re-wired something. Obviously, I was anxious, but no in the paralyzing way have always been.
We arrived ahead of schedule. There was only a bit of turbulence. It was raining glorious rain when we landed and it smelled so good and it is lush and green with billowy clouds.
We drove around the Tigard area (near our hotel), went to the local Trader Joe’s to pick up some things, then drove through and around Lake Oswego.
I am going to reserve judgment until we’ve met both realtors, have seen the city AND the suburbs, and taken in more of what the area has to offer. I will say this, it is much more small town America than I thought and the suburbs are rural. I feel every bit a fish out of water, but that is not a bad thing.
As a thank you for caring and cheering me on.