Rebuilding a life takes awhile – requires patience.

Even when there are a bunch of pieces to begin with, a bunch are missing. Some pieces are in the wrong places.

It’s difficult to have a clear idea of what the new life will be.

Still, it’s something that has to be done.

And the quicker, it seems, the better.

In the meantime, things don’t always work.

There’s a lot of down time waiting for missing pieces to show up – for things to work.

It’s a bumpy ride – ups in moments of progress and apparent accomplishment.

Downs when opportunities float by – when there’s no one to share with.

This is the way of things.

It’s a time of purification – of hope.

Mostly, it’s a time of faith, because who could do this alone?