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I am still learning to surrender the pen.

Monday, March 26, 2012

While I'm Waiting...

A friend and I talked about waiting last night. She is currently waiting on bringing home her beautiful daughter from China, and knows the pain the day-to-day can bring.
Her blog this morning was an inspiration. She took the day-to-day things 'people in waiting' sometimes miss. Her blog was about an ordinary day, that housed some extraordinary things that were simple and brought her joy. I loved it.

So I sat back and thought, what are some everyday things I've been missing? I know I've been there for it all, but I haven't really 'been there' to enjoy it. So, here is a list of things I promise to take a moment to enjoy EACH and EVERY time.

*Kisses from my husband on my forehead (those are my favorite!)
*Relaxing mani/pedis
*Getting a drink from Starbucks
*Hugging my dogs at the end of a long day
*Getting into a favorite pair of pajamas
*Stitch N' Bitch & Craft Nights on Tuesday nights with friends
*Getting to help a friend who is struggling with infertility
*Getting to learn from a friend who has struggled with infertility
*Coffee ice cream
*Making the 'nursery' into a 'craft room' (for now)
*Cuddling up with my husband in quiet while we both read
*Unplanned dinners out
*A friend's hug

(Yes, there are 13...)

Thank you, all you lovely ladies who have helped me along the way. I hope we can be there for each other for many years to come. Thank you Jill, Donna, Connie, Vicki, Jolana, Sarah, Laura, Danielle, Jamie, Britney, Rachel... you guys have been amazing and given me strength.

On a semi-unrelated note... I love Pinterest. Like, seriously, am so-addicted-in-love with it. I find news ways for it to cheer me up all the time. I just recently started an 'infertility love' board and I've been finding so many things that can help us through this process or things that have just made me smile. I thought I'd share some of my recent favorites on this board.

I definitely think it's time to get a photographer to take some pictures of just Walter and I. A few photos like this would be so sweet as well.

This one kind of broke my heart at first, but then I laughed. Strangely, it makes me feel better. Like, it wasn't my fault it didn't work the first time...

Will DEFINITELY been making this into a onesie if WHEN it works for us. ;)

Yep. This is pretty much what it feels like.

I seriously need this. I'm pretty sure I could check off a whole lot of this. Must. find. on. Amazon!

Isn't it?!

So very true.

Such good writing.

Love this.

A quick explanation of what is wrong.

I need to be wearing this shirt right now. Anyone in need of a nanny or housekeeper? :)

Funny fake card in a collection of drawing titled 'the infertility game'.

My new mantra. Along with Psalm 113:9.


  1. Just discoverd your blog by accident. Think it might be a God-thing. Why? #1) You are using the song "Broken" by Lifehouse. Not only is that my favorite band, that is my favorite song. #2) You said you are turning the "nursery" into a "craft room". I am doing that same thing right now! We never thought a year ago when we decided we want to conceive that we would have any problems. Unfortunately, we do. And it's been the roughest year of our lives. Especially when 95% (not kidding) of the people around you are pregnant or just having precious babies. How tired we get of hearing, "It will happen when it's supposed to." or "In God's time." or, my favorites, "Don't try so hard. Don't think about it." Right. Like I can't think about it when you are pushing your pregnant bellies around or when you announce you're trying for baby #3 when your second child isn't even 4 months old. Yeah...that helps. Anyway, thank you for the laughter in this post and the encouraging words and songs. Best of luck and many prayers coming your way.

  2. What a blessing to find another believer with such high hope and peace. I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 18 and now at 28 never imagined how hard this journey is. Thank you for your honesty. I love it. I will pray for you guys!!

  3. Thank you so much!
    It's been a hard road, and yes, people are sometimes insensitive (I have a blog awhile back that is '13 things NOT to say to a woman TTC' you should check it out!).
    I will be praying for you, and I'm glad I might have been able to help in even it's smallest form. Fight the fight and don't let it beat you. Be prayerful and determined and in love with the desire God gave you to be a momma. You will be a wonderful one because of this battle. :)