In the infertile story of my life, today begins my happily ever after

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”
– Khalil Gibran

How many times have you waited for “happy” to find you again? How many times have you wished forward a completely perfect day, just to get through the two-week-wait? How many times have you caught yourself saying, “I’ll be so happy when I finally get pregnant, then everything will be perfect.”?

I am guilty of all of these things and more–I am guilty of waiting for something other than the perfection that greets me with each sunrise, and that leaves me with each sunset. I suppose in many ways, infertile or not, we all are guilty of this ingratitude.

Yet in the infertile story of my life, today begins my happily ever after.

Am I pregnant?

No.

Have we jumped through all of the adoption hoops and found our forever child only weeks or days away?

No.

Have we decided that life is beautiful and complete without children?

No.

So why is today where my happily ever after fairy tale begins? Because every single day can be for each one of us.

You see our lives may not look like we thought they would. Our lives may not have unfolded in the ways that we longed for, ached for, deeply desired, yet our stories have been written in a book whose plot line we can determine.

Will it be a romance? WIll it be a comedy? Will be a tragedy? Or will it be a fairy tale complete with a happily ever after?

Me? I always was a sucker for a fairy tale (in which the Princess slayed the dragon). And that ending is only possible if I begin to write it now, in this moment, in the abundance that is my life.

LIVE your today because the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. And really, don’t we all delight in, and long for, the feel of that simple joy?

May your happily ever after begin today and lead you into forever-complete with ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes–gracefully delivered on the wings of angels into a life already complete.

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