Monday, July 6, 2009

Something to hope for

I have an aunt that suffered through 9 years of infertility before adopting her three children. She has been an amazing support to me. My birthday is on Saturday and I saw a lot of family this past weekend. The card my aunt gave me had an inspirational quote in it that is so fitting for now and really means a lot to me. Here it is:

"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." ~Joseph Addison

How true is that. Something to hope for. I so often focus on what I don't have, and on the heartbreak that I am feeling, but I don't always focus on what I have to hope for. I have something to do (that is a given... I always have something to do!). I have something to love (a lot of somethings and some ones to love). But something to hope for... I do have that. I have a lot to hope for. Outside of infertility I hope that I will get a job with a great school, I hope that we will do well financially, I hope the Patriots win the Superbowl. But I hope that I will have a child as well. I do have that hope. I often don't get my hopes up from month to month that it will be the month, but I do have hope overall that I will become a mother someway... whether I carry my child in my belly or in my heart.

I do have something to hope for. What is your something to hope for?


MrsReaux said...

You will have your baby someday, I just know it!

'Murgdan' said...

My hope waxes and wanes...but for now I have it...for now.