Gratitude (#6)

November 6, 2018 No Comments

Category: Motherhood
Tags: Gratitude, IVF, In-vitro fertilization, Infertility journey, Infertility treatment, MS

The more I go through this experience the more grateful I feel.

Grateful? During infertility treatment? Yes. Grateful.

Let me explain.

One of the most special gifts I have ever received was this notebook from a dear friend that helped me shift my perspective and re-focus my energy during my fertility treatments. While small and blank inside, it holds a weight in my heart that has helped me through this process.

Its purpose is quite simple: to share what I’m grateful for.

When going through difficult periods in life, it’s easy to focus on all of the things that are going wrong, all of the pain you feel, or the disappointment and frustration that consume you. But rather than focus on the negative, a “gratitude” book is a reminder to instead shift gears and point out what you have to be grateful for each day instead. To turn your perspective onto all of the things that are good, rather than what isn’t going your way.

So, each day, thanks to my friend, I started this exercise. I write down 3 things that made me happy or smile that day. And I have to say, it’s helped me tremendously. Maybe it will help you, or even a friend too, so I encourage you to share this idea. Even on difficult days, there is still light – a lot of it – so sometimes you need to just remind yourself of it.

So, I decided to take a moment to share my gratitude for the many blessings in my life.

I am…

Grateful for Chloe, the light of my life.

Grateful for a supportive and loving husband who wants this as much as I do.

Grateful for family who is the definition of constant, unwavering love and support.

Grateful for friends who are incredibly thoughtful, compassionate and empathetic, and there for me always.

Grateful for the online support community I am a part of, who are comprised of strong, determined and kind women who are the definition of resilient.

Grateful for access to the best doctors in the city who are dedicated to making this not only a success but keeping me healthy and my MS under control.

Grateful for the financial ability to tackle this feat that should be available to everyone.

Grateful for the strength I know I have deep down inside me to fight anything that lies ahead.

Grateful for the hope I feel for the baby I know will come


Thank you, AMK. I am so lucky to have you as a friend.

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