|On a date night in New York.|
Well, it turns out, that infertility can bring on some romance, too. This is what I wrote in my gmail journal awhile back:
"Today, I head into Manhattan at this insanely early hour to have an ultrasound, etc., to see how I am doing after a round of clomid. As soon as I ovulate, we'll inseminate at the Dr.'s office at a very calculated time. All sounds pretty rotten, right? Well - nope. That is not my experience. These months of infertility treatments have actually been an exciting, even romantic! time of our lives. I just feel so giddy and rejuvenated to be doing this at all after so many years. And the joy of having a devoted and loving man by my side as my companion is the greatest gift in the world. And, he wants to have a baby with *ME* !!! So how can I possibly be anything but grateful and thrilled? Danny has been the biggest sweetheart. He actually thanks me for going to Dr. appointments(!). He surprised me with 2 shirts the other day which he picked out for me, and made me dinner, and he's learning all the medical lingo, and is totally aware of what we should be doing and when :) He truly has been loving and wonderful (and fun and sexy :) about the whole thing."
Ladies, as I re-read my journal entry, I realized that ....
One of my tricks to getting through trials is just choosing to be grateful for what I DO have (i.e. A HUSBAND) instead of focusing on what I don't have.
I've been without a husband, and so to even have the opportunity to try for a baby at all (let alone have sex! ha!) is such a privilege. And when I didn't have a husband, I was grateful for my life, for my friends and family, for the wisdom that I was gaining. I am telling you dear ladies, being grateful will definitely make your burdens lighter, no matter what they are.
What are you grateful for right now that is helping to get you through your trials?
P.S. Danny literally goes nuts every time I wear these women's button-up shirts from Uniqlo. He likes them so much that I have several in different colors, due to him. He just loves, loves the fit and thinks they look pretty darn sexy on a woman. (He says they are a cinch to iron, as well.)