Thus began what turned out to be a very long process of rebuilding, much longer than I thought. It hasn't been easy. There have been so many roadblocks and there are still so many more ahead. Right now there is a set of children living half way across the country with one ex spouse and another ex spouse who lives several hundred miles from his children, in the opposite direction. There are two homes, neither of which is big enough for the whole crew. There are two people who aren't so happy in their jobs, but aren't in a position to find new ones right now. There are two different sets of children who have been raised with different sets of expectations and priorities who must learn to cope with a lot of changes and new expectations
But this morning, as two adults snuggled on the couch with hot cups of coffee while ALL of the children began to stir upstairs, it was wonderful. No one would describe it as perfect, but it was wonderful.
This time I am making an effort to work on things from the inside out. While I don't have it in me to completely abandon striving for perfection on the outside, *sigh* it's a lot less important and that perfection looks a lot different, because what really matters is that inside the shell, it's wonderful in it's imperfection!
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