Monday, January 29, 2007

Gonzalez's Heart

I saw this on a heart baby's page and I couldn't resist posting it! Love, Steph T

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole
which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while
the
other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At
the end
of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot
arrived only half
full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the
woman bringing home only
one and a half pots of water. Of course, the
perfect pot was proud of its
accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was
ashamed of its own imperfection,
and miserable that it could only do half of
what it had been made to do. After 2
years of what it perceived to be bitter
failure, it spoke to the woman one day
by the stream. "I am ashamed of
myself, because this crack in my side causes
water to leak out all the way
back to your house." The old woman smiled, "Did
you notice that there are
flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other
pot's side?" "That's
because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted
flower seeds on
your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you
water them."
"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to
decorate
the table." Without you being just the way you are, there would not be
this
beauty to grace the house." Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's
the
cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very
interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they
are
and look for the good in them.

3 comments:

Kurt and Mattie Krueger said...

" Without "You " being just the way you are, there would not be the beauty to grace in our knowing what a special person " You " are.

You touch so many lives in so many ways... You are a God sent BLESSING to us all ........

Myrna Rettegi said...

Hang in there Stephie!!! New York is pulling for
all of you and little Jaden . We all love him soooo
much. He is an inspiration and God created him
for a wonderful purpose. We all have been touched by him and by your sharing his story.
His smile reflecs God's glory.

Care giving is a precious responsibility and one
can see and experience God's abundant grace and strength he gives us to go on , even through the
most difficult and unbelievable tasks imanginable.

I have been there. I am praying for you .

All my love, Myrna

Myrna Rettegi said...

Hang in there Stephie!!! New York is pulling for
all of you and little Jaden . We all love him soooo
much. He is an inspiration and God created him
for a wonderful purpose. We all have been touched by him and by your sharing his story.
His smile reflecs God's glory.

Care giving is a precious responsibility and one
can see and experience God's abundant grace, and the strength He gives us to go on , even through the
most difficult and unbelievable tasks imaginable.

I have been there, and I am praying for you .

All my love, Myrna