Friday, July 30, 2010

...only the beginning

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“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly." -Richard Bach

It is said that every journey begins with just a single step. Today, we are taking the first step. It's scary. It's exciting. It's thrilling. But mostly, it makes me feel alive. Dealing with the heartache and heartbreak of infertility can weigh heavily on the heart. Some days, it's a soft hum. Other days, it's a pesky mosquito buzzing in my ear; too small to track down and kill with a flyswatter, yet large enough to cause an annoyance. In the end, though, it's the fact that I am helpless that leaves me feeling frustration.

The journey ahead is scary because it's new, unfamiliar and unknown. But I know my heart is ready. I know my heart is ready because it knows the journey behind. It remembers where we've been, how far we've come and is strong enough for whatever tomorrow brings.

When I was 8 years old, I went to Disney World with relatives--but without my parents. It was my first time away from them and I was worried. As we boarded the plane, I couldn't stop looking back and saying goodbye. As we got closer to the plane, my cousin gently pulled me around and said, "It's time to start looking forward now."

He was right--and he still is. It's time.

3 comments:

Meg O. said...

I hope this journey takes you places you never dreamed of and it brings you all that you hope! Not sure exactly what you're talking about but I wish you the best. (Btw, I'm a new follower from Follow Me, Chickadee Fridays) -Meg @ oisme.blogspot.com

Shelli said...

They say: "When one door closes, another door opens."

Here's to lots of luck in all your endevors, whatever they may be!

xoxoxoxo
Shelli

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Krissy said...

I agree. It's always time to start looking forward and not looking back. :)

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