Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Life is like a box of crayons...


We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.

I'm sure you have heard this quote often, it's a popular one...I often get it on emails that are forwarded to me...

BUT, I never really looked at that statement in any other way then a nice analogy... until someone recently sent me a card in the mail with those words on it, and below saying
'Life is alot like a box of crayons, and so is infertility'.

How true!

Every crayon is different. Each one made differently. Each one created differently to produce a different picture than the one next to it. Much like humans. We were all created differently, each one of us were created to produce a different picture than our neighbors. However instead of looking at our self as unique individuals we often want what the other has...

Crayons start out as just liquid and particulars that with time hardened up to make them what children want. They're all pointy, lined up in order, bright and perfect....but with time they'll be ground down, rounded, indistinguishable stumps, some broken, some missing their wrappers, and some smudged with other colors...

Sometimes in life we get lost with those around us and forget that God created us differently on purpose. Sometimes Infertility hits me like a train going full force, but sometimes I sit in amazement and pride that God choose me for this journey...

It's normal in life to want to be just like your neighbor, to love there 'shape'...there 'beautiful color' ... 'there box may be brand new' .... 'there friends may be the most popular ones' ....

But that's not what life's about; life's about loving who you are and what God has blessed you with! God has trusted me with infertility, and I trust him that he will guide us to where we are supposed to be.

Thank you God for creating me the way you wanted to, for my 'brightness' my 'shape' my 'dullness' my 'uniqueness'....my 'wrapper' may be torn....my 'tip' may be flat... I may not be the most popular one in the box, but I am happy with who I am and who I have become because of you!

5 comments:

Melody said...

That is so true! You have such a positive outlook!

Rosie said...

This is one of my favorite blogs of yours. I love that saying and it's so true in so many different ways. I love how you look at it!

Lauren Kelly said...

LOVED this! I needed to read this today Tiffany. Thank you!! :)

Amber said...

what a great thing to remember thanks for sharing!

duckstar said...

Ooooh! I just want to hug you!! (-and I don't even know you...)
You have a gift for writing and for expressing things in a wonderfully amazing way. You need to save and print all entries on this blog and when it gets its happy ending...and IT WILL!....then have it sent to a publisher...it will be a best seller heart warming book!!!!


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