Friday, May 06, 2011

Quotes That I Love

Ok, so you know me, I love Google! I spent all day at school in a funky mood. It was Play Day - we literally played all day long. I just felt like coming home and looking up some infertility quotes. Here are some quotes that I just love (I put an * beside my favorites!):

* “If a tree falls in the forest, can anyone hear it? If an infertile bangs her head against the wall in a bathroom at a baby shower, can anyone hear her?”
“Only caffeine and chocolate can rejuvenate the infertile soul.”
* “Don’t cry over spilt milk (unless you’re crying because you don’t have breast milk, then it’s okay to cry).”
* “Millions of couples suffer from infertility, so why the hell is everyone pregnant but me?”
“It’s going to be okay in the end. If it’s not okay. It’s not the end.”
“Life isn’t about trying to weather the storm. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
‎”Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.”
* “Nature has got it all wrong: When you are younger, it should be harder to get pregnant, and as you get older it should be easier. When you are so ready, you can’t do it to save your life. And when you are 21, you are so not ready, but you are ripe as could be. The eggs should become more developed the older you get, not die slowly from the day you’re born. That’s one thing God got wrong.” – Halle Berry
I found this on another infertility website and I just absolutely love it:
*Thoughts on Becoming a Mother
I will be a wonderful mother, not because of genetics, or money or that I have read books,
but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.
I have longed and waited. I have cried and prayed.
I have endured and planned over and over again.
Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their dreams.
I will notice everything about my child.
I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore and discover. I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.
I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold and feed him and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream. My dream will be crying for me.
I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight, this special vision with which I will look upon my child that my friends will not see.
Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me to, I will not be careless with my love.
I will be a better mother for all that I have endured. I am a better wife, a better aunt, a better daughter, neighbor, friend and sister because I have known pain.
I know disillusionment as I have been betrayed by my own body, I have been tried by fire and hell many never face, yet given time, I stood tall.
I have prevailed.
I have succeeded.
I have won.
So now, when others hurt around me, I do not run from their pain in order to save myself discomfort. I see it, mourn it, and join them in theirs.
I listen.
And even though I cannot make it better, I can make it less lonely. I have learned the immerse power of another hand holding tight to mine, of other eyes that moisten as they learn to accept the harsh truth and when life is beyond hard. I have learned a compassion that only comes with walking in those shoes.
I have learned to appreciate life.
Yes I will be a wonderful mother

* "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Mary Angelou

"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger."

"To achieve the life you want, you must first give up the life you have." - Carolyn Myss

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