Ever since Alex and I completed the Usborne Wildlife puzzle while we were on vacation in Cape Cod last year, I wanted to work with him on the Usborne Wildflower puzzle.We very nearly completed it on Wednesday (with a little help from Grandmaman), but found that we were missing ONE piece. Very frustrating. I looked for that piece, but didn't find it. This morning Simeon found it just lying on the floor in the middle of a room I had searched a hundred times. There it was, somehow mysteriously in a place it wasn't before, plain to see and there for the taking--the piece that completed the puzzle.
How I wish I could say that this is the perfect metaphor for where we are at in life right now, but it just isn't so. Not just now. I think such moments are quite rare. So, rather than sit around waiting for one to come my way, I will take satisfaction knowing that small things come together here every day in their own little ways and that these are great victories in themselves.