I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason and even though we may not know what that reason is at the time, it will become clear to us at some point.
I had a light bulb moment whilst in the shower this morning. I remembered another stage in my life where the penguin represented something so close to me. This was a couple of years ago whilst undergoing IVF. A kind, generous lady who not only donated her eggs to help us begin a family of our own, gave me a very precious birthday present which consisted of Swarovski Crystal Penguin Figurines along with a personalised poem. A poem which I will always cherish...
Once upon a time there was a wonderful couple of penguins. They dreamed of a baby they could cherish, and shone with many qualities that would one day make them amazing parents-endless love, care, wisdom, understanding, compassion, commitment, patience, hope and strength.
On their way up the mountain they were committed to trekking to ultimately meet their cherished child-to-be, they met a penguin friend who offered them a gift to help them on their way. The wonderful couple added the gift with a mix of their own magic, faith and hope and a sprinkling of luck. Although they still had a distance to travel on their journey they knew that they would one day get to their journeys end where their cherished child was waiting for them so they could all live happily ever after.
Although we may not have received our cherished dream, our penguin friend (our egg donor) will always remain a special person in my life.
As life now takes me down a different track, I once again have a special penguin to guide me on my way....Sneaky.
It's funny how life has a way of connecting all the dots together.