Thursday, April 14, 2005

The Puzzle (Part II)

  More than a year passed since that time of hanging that puzzle.

Fathers Day came ....and my sons anxiously awaited  for my appearence in the kitchen. They handed me my card. With a big grin of appreciation I opened it.....my eyes widened in disbelief....inside the card was the missing piece to the puzzle!  They had gone to a store and found an identical puzzle and assembled it till they could locate that one piece!    "put it in the puzzle!" they commanded. "Now nothing will be missing from it" chimed my youngest.

     As I removed the frame and snapped that last piece in its place, chills ran down my spine. Everything fit....... The puzzle began communing new meanings to me. .........  Life is a giant puzzle, it comes to us in bits and pieces....everything in it has a reason, and a purpose. Each piece of life is dependent upon another piece to connect with. And yes, if just one small piece is missing.....it affects the whole picture!  Each of us carries an equal weight in completing this picture! So, while some of us are here for only a day, a year, 20 or a 100...our presence here is equally weighted. It does not matter who or what you are, without YOU, the picture is not complete!

   So now I have two angles to view this puzzle.....try not to focus on what is not there, for you will lose sight of the big beautiful picture.....and, there is no detail, element or person , that if removed or lost , will  go unnoticed!   We all are a part of the big picture.....so Smile!   :)

24 comments:

mamaklute said...

That is the most beautiful story i have ever heard!!  Brought tears to my eyes.... only a wonderful father can have wonderful kids like that.

robinngabster said...

Sitting here crying now Marc, that was great...truly something I needed to read today. Thanks....

samnsmile5 said...

Marc....I loved this story.  Thanks for making me think  :)  I loved that the puzzle hung for everyone to see with a missing piece.  
Michele    http://journals.aol.com/samnsmile5/lettingitallsinkin

jbenjack said...

Wonderful! You do an amazing job of writing and making one think! What sweet children you have to think of you like that!

gabreaelinfo said...

Really sweet story.
Gabreael
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jtuwliens said...

Beautiful!
Judith
http://journals.aol.com/jtuwliens/MirrorMirrorontheWall

cneinhorn said...

you know, sometimes when we get caught up in life, problems, stress, it's hard to remember how true this is...but it is so very true, thank you for the reminder.

~www.jerseygirljournal.com

gardenmantis said...

I love your journal and will return to finish reading all that you have written! I have never indulged my chidren with a list when they ask what I want for my birthday, Christmas or whatever. I have always been so pleasantly surprised at what they think of on their own. It is also an insight to how they think of you.

tschamberland said...

Absolutely wonderful!  What great kids to take the time and energy to do that for their dad!  You are a blessed and gifted individual.
Tammy

astaryth said...

What a wonderful way to look at life! Great entries.. I enjoyed them.
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

alphawoman1 said...

Wonderful entry

delela1 said...

And now Marc, you've brought tears to my eyes.  You've been away for awhile, no doubt recharging your soul after your loss.  Thank you for coming back...you have been missed.

~Dona

eternallife23 said...

Wow, what a great entry.  

jmorancoyle said...

I think that has to be one of the best presents I've ever heard of. I read this yesterday, but found myself thinking about it today. That says something when something remains in your memory for even a day.
Jude

highlander6246 said...

Marc:  I love this collection of beautiful writings, and I thank you for sharing your most precious moments with us and for showing us how to live with care and tenderness in our hearts.  Wendy

jen73169 said...

WOW!! What a great insight.
Jennifer

justaname4me2 said...

The puzzles and pieces we find in life. This story, the beginning and the end is a beautiful example that I think all people could relate and understand. Perfect.
Rebecca

lorimbrn27 said...

I love this entry.  What a great story and truth.

hohumlala said...

:))))) perfect................

:) Cristy

mariebm56 said...

I love it!
Great message!
Thanks for sharing~
Marie

fisherkristina said...

Oh, this is so beautiful.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

alwayswondering1 said...

I think I will blame PMS for the fact my eyes are now filled with tears having just read this. My goodness, this was a wonderful entry.

globetrotter2u said...

I'm wondering if this was a Salvadore Dali piece. I don't particularly care for a great deal of Dali's art, but there was one in the "God" colection in St.Petersburg similar to what you described that was incredibly uplifting. A bridge of souls in balletic poses in front of and ocean. It was quite lovely. Your sons obviously recognize waht a wonderful dad they have to have gone to all that trouble. What an uplifting entry!
Maryanne

gdireneoe said...

SOOO glad this followed the previous entry!  While I did see the whole picture, and not just the missing piece...I have to admit that I had a pang at the thought of you...and your potential consideration of that missing piece...and your soulfulness...;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies