There seems to be a lot of people in two week waits right now: the two week wait before your first beta, two week wait before your first ultrasound.... and then of course there are those of us who have recently suffered miscarriages. Or those that are waiting for their next procedure.
Wait. Maybe I'm reading about these things so much because I am, (ahem) oh yeah, addicted to reading about them!
Well, anyways, I always love a good quote. I think quotes can be really powerful if you really take in their meaning. So here's one for those of you in your two week wait:
I've been there. During the 9 weeks, 5 days that I was pregnant, I was constantly afraid of what could go wrong and never fully appreciated the time I did get to be pregnant. At this point, I can at least look back and know that I DID get pregnant. My husband and I did at least get to experience a short time of picking out baby names and planning the nursery. We DID get to experience the joy of telling his parents. Those are things we've never had before. Yes, we experienced heartache over our loss, but I am so grateful for the brief moments we got, even though I never fully appreciated them at the time because I was too afraid.
Heck, even now, I'm afraid for our future FET and that our little embabies might not even survive the freeze. I'm afraid that we won't even get that chance. But I am trying to keep in mind that we at least HAVE those two frozen embabies. That is our chance right there.
Lastly, here is a quote that I think all of us could apply. Maybe I'm presumptuous in saying that, but I think that most of us who suffer from infertility get caught up in how badly we WANT a baby.
Let's not forget all the amazing, wonderful things we DO have in our lives. I know for me, I have a husband that I love very much and who loves me back. I have an awesome sister that has gone so far as to give me a part of herself in order to help make my dreams come true. I have a family that loves and supports me. I have had an amazing opportunity to coach softball the past 20 years and be a part of something bigger than myself when it comes to coaching such incredible young ladies. I know I have made a difference in a lot of their lives and that is pretty dang awesome.
I forget all of this sometimes and I need to remind myself of the things I DO have, rather than dwell on the things that I don't.
What are all the things that YOU have to be grateful for in your life?