With perseverance and patience each piece of the puzzle has been placed, and there have been more lessons learned. I learned that I don’t have to do it all alone, when it seems overwhelming I can ask for help. I learned that often the thing you are looking for is right in front of you. I learned that when I have the right piece in the right place it just slides right in, I don’t have to fight it.
In preparing to write this I learned that going back and re-reading my own postscan be very helpful. I wanted to be sure that I didn’t repeat any of the lessons in this post, and realized I needed to hear those earlier lessons again. For instance:
If I pick up only one piece at a time the details become clearer and what I need to do makes more sense. It is manageable. I take a breath, I take a drink, I take the next one step.
For today, with God’s help, I will keep picking up those pieces and gently placing them…
Yes, thankfully, all the pieces were in the box, Masquerade by Lynn Lupetti was complete. I intentionally left out one piece as I have preserved the puzzle with all it’s lessons for my wall. Today the puzzle is not finished. There is much to learn, much healing hoped for, much growth to achieve, many hills to climb. I am also learning that I cannot promise much on this journey, actually I am learning how little I can promise. For today though, I can promise I will take the next step toward that last piece.