Leaving Tomorrow

Friday, May 29, 2009

I am totally unprepared for this trip! Not to mention Mr. A's family arriving late this afternoon! Well, actually I am way more prepared than I was at 8am this morning...as I have finished cleaning the guest bathroom (and our other two, just for good measure), vacuumed, and folded the rest of the laundry. I really should try to mow the yard today, but I'm not sure I'll get to it with oil change, grocery store, swiff.ering, and making up their beds still staring at me! Lest you think Mr. A makes me do all the work, his job is to vacuum the pool and put the sun blanket on after he gets home from work today! That is not a small task! Plus, I do get a nice sense of satisfaction while/after cleaning- I love the way our house smells after I'm done!

I am really looking forward to the time off, though. I hope for lots of quiet time and to come home feeling totally refreshed. I told my mom we're going on a vacation, and she is hilariously excited we're going before our first clo.mid cycle so we can be relaxed for the meds... because we all know being relaxed is the ticket! (I just want to add that she has been awesome about our IF, which I know must be hard after having 4 kids (plus one m/c before me) whenever she wanted. She tries so hard to not say the wrong thing, and for the most part, she does a great job!) (Also wanted to note that I know that stress does play a role in our how body chemistry changes/exists, so I guess there is some truth to the advantages of being relaxed, but of course that is such a cop-out response from those who never struggled to conceive...)

I will definitely be praying for us and all of you during my week off. Praying that God will bless us (all inclusive!) with our first child this summer. Moreover, praying that God will turn our (all inclusive!) hearts to embrace His will for us and our families. Of course Psalm 37 indicates that the Lord will grant us the desires of our hearts, but what are the desires of our hearts, and do they need any tweaking? Of course we all have a burning desire for children that has not been given to us yet. But what about the desires that have been granted? Graceful marriages, safe homes, financial security, supportive families, faithful friends, furry pals, and last but definitely not least, love and mercy of our Savior are desires of my heart that have been granted in a measure I can't fully comprehend. Thank you Lord for granting these desires of my heart, and help me to not doubt Your Word because one desire has not been granted (yet, haha). You do grant the desires of our hearts- help us to see them more clearly!

I'll try to update from the beach next week!

8 comments:

The Wife said...

Hi! Thanks for the welcome back. I am finally caught up on your blog and now you're going on vacation! I hope you have a good time and good luck with the Clomid! I didn't really have too many side effects from it, but I think that's a rarity...

Jeremiah 29:11 said...

Enjoy your trip! What beach are you doing to? (You might have written and I missed it.) Have a great week away.

brigittemarie said...
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brigittemarie said...

Yay Mrs and Mr A Have fun at the beach!!!! Love you and prayin for you of course:)

Sew said...

Have a great time on your trip! :)

I was wondering if it wasn't too late you might want to ask your Dr. for a prescription of Amoxicilian since it seems to do wonders for me. When I first took it my mucus was beyond scant, it was scary. It might just help you get that extra boost!

I hope you come back refreshed! I am so jealous!!! xxoo

Hillary said...

Have a wonderful and restful vacation!! And thank you for the prayers :)

Stacey said...

I feel exactly like The Wife in the comment above! I just got caught up with you after my week of vacation and now you're going on vacation! :) I hope you have a great time away.
Glad to see you feeling so hopeful about the future!

the misfit said...

Have so much fun! Time away is always a blessing because I remember how awesome it is just *to be married* - and I think I probably enjoy time away with my husband more than I would if we did have kids, actually.

Will be praying for you and the clomid - when do you start? I take my first tamoxifen on cd3, monday. Maybe we'll be cycle buddies?