previous post*, I related boys to jeans.
For this post, I'm going to delve into a more commonplace analogy, but just as true.
We're all puzzle pieces, looking for our match.
No man is an island, and every human instinctively feels this chasm in their heart that needs to be filled by loving someone and being loved in return.
We search and we search. We get to know our "type". We need a puzzle piece that looks a certain way to complete us. We can't fit with a piece that's all gaps if we're all gaps, too.
Maybe we find our perfect fit right away, sliding in with a content "There!" and a satisfied smile. Or maybe we're one of those frustrating pieces that the puzzle maker holds in their hand for a significant amount of time before throwing it down in frustration.
The problem is that with all of us little puzzle pieces mixed around, we tend to settle. We might find a piece that seems to fit perfectly, but we ignore that they're clearly an effervescent yellow and we're a deep blue. We close our eyes to the conflicting colors because they fit, and no other piece will, right?
Or maybe they are the same exact hue as we are, but their fit with us is just a little to forced to be comfortable. We keep saying "Oh look, we fit!" but we feel squished and part of us is just a quarter of a millimeter off, but off just enough to notice.
Or maybe we're both corners.
Or maybe the fit is just too loose the the pieces keep falling apart.
I guess what I'm saying is this: The puzzle was made so that everything would work out, eventually. Maybe you're the first piece, and maybe you're the beautiful last piece, but every single one of the pieces fit together, eventually. There are no extra pieces sitting on the side.
So don't settle. You're perfect piece will come and make you whole.
“Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come.” -Jeffery R. Holland
Author's Note: No, this does not mean that I think there is one and only one person for everyone in the world. If two people have the same standards, then the marriage can theoretically work. Just don't try and justify a relationship you know won't work just because you love to feel loved.