"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~ Maya Angelou
How true is that statement? When I think back through the past three years, six years, ten years, twenty years . . . it is truly amazing all of the changes I've been through and seen. Many say that change is not good, but sometimes it is. Change is inevitable - there is nothing we can do about that. It's simply called LIFE. How we approach it is what we can control. Our choice of attitude and perspective on any given situation can often determine how we weather any storm or appreciate any sunny day.
As I move into this week with a bit of apprehension and fear about my surgery, I am choosing to remain positive and hopeful that this WILL BE the change that helps us to reaching our dream of having a family. I am choosing not to worry about it all, and that will be difficult. All I can do it hope and pray that when our dream is fulfilled that I can look back through the really tough and devastating times, and say, "Aaahhh . . . okay. I get it now."
Hope. That crazy, crazy thing called hope.