Yesterday, I spent the better part of the day looking for one part of a kid’s water bottle I had taken apart to wash. Each time I washed the dishes, I looked for it in the sink, in the dish dryer, and down the disposal. Each time I came up empty handed.
As I was finishing the last load of dishes, I just figured I had thrown it away by accident and started to think of alternative that would work. This has obviously happened in the past.
I went to do one last thing before headed to bed and as I turned in the faucet, there the missing part was. It was a bit camouflaged sitting next to the faucet handle, but it was right there and had been for the whole day.
I shook my head and laughed because I had started to doubt my own memory as I looked for that piece all day. “Am I going crazy? There was one more part wasn’t there?”
These are not easy times. These are times that are taken every bit of our strength and our attention. If you feel like there are parts of you missing or that you can’t keep it all together, you are not alone. I am here with you searching for missing parts too.