It has been a good year. It’s a true blessing to be able to say that because at this same time last year, it didn’t seem like things were going to be going in the right direction.
My first round of Clomid after months of testing had me wondering if the efforts were futile; I had a run-in, literally, with a stone post in my driveway that was pretty costly; money was tight due to a job change for Jason and the first check not coming ‘til after the first of the year; I learned that they were relocating my office and laying off a very dear co-worker and my mom and step-dad separated after 27 years of marriage. There wasn’t a lot of “Happy” in that particular holiday season. Somehow Jason and I managed to stick together and make the best of the situation, and we enjoyed the spirit of the season.
Our true gift arrived in the form of two little blue lines on a pee-stick on the morning of December 27, 2008. The test showed that we were going to finally have a family together. God bless Clomid. As far as the other stress that we were dealing with: the car was repaired rather quickly and the co-pay was generously paid by Jason’s mom; relocating to Folsom meant meeting new people and becoming even better friends with
Nanette; my co-worker is again working with us after a short ‘paid’ vacation, and my mom has found a happy place as a smokin’ hot grandma! I guess the best way to explain it all is Shit Happens. It’s how you deal with all of the crap that makes or breaks you. Having to look forward to a baby somehow makes everything else worth dealing with.
I look back on all of that and think, “Whatever!” And today I think that stuff like that makes me appreciate today so much more.
My Thanksgiving today was so wonderful- not only did my turkey come out superb- the rest of the food was delicious as well- but it was also our first Thanksgiving as a family. I am so thankful for all of the opportunities that life has afforded me; for my family and friends- old and new; for health; for caffeine, pedicures and donuts, and most of all, I am so thankful for my husband and beautiful daughter. I am thankful that I have the privilege of being a mom- finally- and I am thankful to experience immeasurable love.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you- may all of your holiday dreams come true!