Closing accounts and changing names on bills is part of it. Learning what all your loved one was doing that now falls to you can be overwhelming at times. Being mom and dad - holy cow! I just did not know. And of course there are always new “firsts” that you have to go through, things you never expected would be hard.
So I am staring at those puzzle pieces that make up my life right now. I wrote about this idea of the puzzle in my last blog and it is becoming an important image. When you don’t know what the puzzle is supposed to look like (and even if you do), you have to find the border pieces. I am not really STARING...I am LOOKING; I am looking for the pieces that make up the border of my life now.
All our puzzles are unique even though they share similarities. When you don’t have the picture, as many know, it is going to take longer and our society; our world has little patience for giving people time. No matter how sure someone may have been about their puzzle and you may have been about their puzzle, life has a way throwing it all up for grabs. And that is when God steps in: slowly and gently, and helps us look at the pieces we now have; not what we wish we had.
Force pieces into place and all you do is break the pieces. Learn the sparrow's lesson; to lie
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