Saturday, November 21, 2009

Not Feeling Very Pretty

Well I'm sick again, so I'm not feeling so pretty. My favorite little gems are always pretty, right? So sparkly and twinkly; they make me absolutely googoo. However, they didn't start out that way; remember? Deep in the earth, dirty, etc ...
Well, I haven't washed my hair in two days but I wouldn't say I was dirty. I just don't feel like sparkling. I just want to snuggle up on the couch with my blanket and laptop. Perhaps a little hot apple cider to warm the throat, mmm. Well, diamonds need TLC, too.  The journey to becoming the dazzling paragon of my dreams will involve lots of chipping away of rough and pointy edges. It will involve the breaking off of unnecessary chunks of who knows what all? Sounds like it might hurt a little. So uh, I think I'll just enjoy my day off from the jewelers work bench.
Apple cider, I hear you calling my name.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

People Can Be Gems, Too

     If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm going to go ahead and tell you. Yes, I do love those sparkly little beauties; but I'm not just talking about the actual stones, when I am talking about diamonds. I am also talking about my personal journey, to become one. No, I do not have some secret wish to become a rock deeply burried beneath the earth's surface. (Though sometimes I wish I lived there.) I'm saying, that I am a child of the most high King, and to Him, I am a treasure.
     I am just figuring this out. I never thought I could really be anything other than plain white trash. Just this year, at a women's conference in Waxahachie, I learned just how much I meant to Him. I truly am a treasure. He thinks a lot of me. (No, I'm not being snobby or self-righteous. He feels the same way about YOU!) I want to be a beauty to Him. I already am. When God the Father looks at me through the cross, he sees beauty. A true gem! And, well, I don't want to be just any gem. I want to be pretty and sparkly just like the ones on that rich lady's hand!
     And so I shall!
     Come with me on my journey to a polished perfection. Oh, and just in case you didn't know, I will never reach a state of perfection while here on this earth. It is only a goal, that I can strive for.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How are Diamonds (the actual stones) Made?

     According to Gemsutra.com, diamonds come from the very bosom of the earth. It takes millions of years to make a diamond. Millions of years, are you kidding me!? Why on earth does it take sooo long to make something so beautiful? If the earth has so many precious little beauties to give us, then why even after they are formed, does it take thousands of years for them to come to the surface? If nature can produce such  beautiful fruits, I would be inclined to think that it would be more willing to share them.
     The word diamond comes from the Greek word "Adamas," which means indestructible. I like that.
I like it a lot.
     Think about it.

What Do They Represent?

     When I think of diamonds, the first thing that comes to mind is Royalty. I'm talking Princess Diana. She was the 'people's princess.' I happen to believe that every girl deserves at least one diamond. I think Princess Diana would have agreed with me.
     Diamonds seem to represent wealth and prosperity. I guess I'm just a romantic kinda gal, because I always look for a deeper meaning in things. Sure, diamonds posess an everlasting beauty, but what did it take for them to become that beautiful? What is the story behind the diamond you have allowed to grace your finger? Did it once belong to a Queen? Was it smuggled into the country by means of someone swallowing a balloon? I like stories, and this 'enquiring' mind wants to know.
     I'm not Royalty, I can assure you. I'm not wealthy or prosperous by the world's standards, but I do own a few diamonds. Why? Because I like the way they make me feel! Because they are so beautiful and shiny. And of course, because my husband says that I deserve them. :)

Thou Coveted Piece of Jewelry

Diamonds.
They're not just for Royalty anymore. Every girl deserves a diamond. Wouldn't it be great to be able to hold a handful of baguettes? I can just see myself sifting them through my fingers. What do diamonds stand for, what do they represent?

Do You Know How Diamonds Are Made?

Pressure.
Think about that for a while.

About Me

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I like to think of myself as a sparkly jewel, though I'm not quite perfect. In fact, I'm far from it. I think becoming a dazzling gem is a life-long journey. I'm a daughter, a sister, a mother, a wife, a BFF, friend, and individual. I have scars from deep wounds and and hopes and dreams to carry me past them. I'm just me.