Some people – including me – wondered if Jim would sell his place and move away from the memory of that night in February. But he meant what he said when the fire still smoldered: “I’ll rebuild.”
I bought this bracelet yesterday:
Whether you’re rebuilding a barn or rebuilding your resolve to lose weight or start exercising...again...starting over takes a lot of courage. The work will take place in the shadow of what took away what you built in the first place. Will the same thing happen again?
Today, seven months after the fire, there is no sound more lovely than that of a backhoe hauling away ash and debris and digging a ditch for a water line. Soon enough, there will be a barn, of that I am certain. There could also be another fire, of which I’m not certain. But that’s the chance you take when you rebuild something you love.
|Cooper inspects the site of the new barn.|