“The start of cycle 3! This WILL be it!” 🥴💉🙃
These are the words #timehop reminded me I wrote under this picture back in 2013 - SIX years ago. Little did I know this third cycle would not, in fact, “be it”, and that I would face a miscarriage from this cycle, in addition to the one I had 6 months prior, and would still face another one years ahead, before finally having #ivfsuccess from our 5th cycle.
Man, the “this WILL be it!” got me today, mainly because this girl still had no idea what was ahead, but she still had HOPE and that’s something I’m eternally grateful for.
Someone told me once it’s better to have hope and be optimistic every cycle and season you face than be filled with dread and doubt. The days will happen regardless, so why not embrace joy and hope and throw yourself into fully! It’s rather be happy for 10 days and devastated when disappointed then live life in tepid, doubtful, anxious waters. It takes TOTAL intentionality (and a whole lot of prayer!)
When faced with unknowns, what’s your default? Hope? Fear? Numbness? I’ve faced all 3...but have never regretted Hope. 💕
Anyone starting a cycle soon? Drop a note below and I’ll lift you up in prayer today. .
Ps - I don’t miss #lupron. Pretty sure it’s the devils drug, am I right?!