Thursday, April 24, 2008

Making the Best of This Life

I know I’ve never had to deal with anything as difficult as Natalie over at Relaxing Doesn't Make Babies. And honestly, I sure hope I don't ever have to. Nevertheless, the last 3 years of infertility have been hard. Natalie had a recent post titled Un-Religious that really spoke to me. Not only did she put into words the way I feel about god/religion/death, but she did it quite eloquently. In that post she also talked about not believing in an afterlife, the implication of this is that this is the only chance we have so we’d better make it a good one. Natalie wrote “The thing that keeps me going is the thought that this is the only life I’m going to get and the best thing to do is to enjoy what I have, look forward to the future, and remember the past.” I haven’t been doing such a good job lately at that -- the balance between unhappiness about the things I want, but don't have, and happiness about the things I do is definitely out of whack. So, I'm going to try harder to tip the balance more in favor of enjoying what I've got. And on that note, I'll end with a hearty "Hear, Hear, Natalie!"


B said...

We are on the same wavelength at exactly the same time. I just wrote a post yesterday about the exact same thing!

Jackie said...

Hey Bean - I like your new Blog title. I'll be TDY this week (Cornhusker Marriott, anyone?) but I've been meaning to call you -- Kristen got some bad news last week. If you're up for it, call my cell when you get a minute.