I've had a hard time writing lately because I've been discouraged, but with prayer and thoughtful friends I'm slowly coming out of it. What I am struggling with is best laid plans, hours of work, blown to pieces by unpredictable behavior. I knew it would be like this, but there is no way to imagine how it would really affect me. This afternoon I am meeting with a coworker from last year who will make me laugh which will go a long way in boosting my spirits. Perhaps that is the lesson in this: we need others to help us through rough times.