Sunday, November 21, 2010

Love is...

...where it started.

Last night while flipping channels I came across the movie The Family Stone. Its a very sweet movie with some cute humor and a nice story. I've seen it before but it still made me cry. Part of what I like about it is that its set around Christmas time. Once it ended I was in the mood for another Christmas theme love story. This easily led to me putting in one of my all time favorite Movies - Love Actually. I enjoy this one so very much. By the end of the movie I'm smiling so hard my face hearts and I'm crying like a baby. I went to bed in a happy mood thinking about things....

I need to remember that Love is what started this journey. If I did not have my husband, if I did not love him more than life, than we would not be here trying to have a baby. That this time of ups and downs would not even be an option. I get to choose this journey with him and together we get to push through it. We get to learn more about each other and what we are capable of.

When you really think about it, it was not that long ago when I was in college or in my first apartment crying my eyes out and praying for my partner in life to come along. I have always been an emotional girl with a big heart. I have always wanted and dreamed of a love story. And here I am dwelling on everything we don't have. I have to remember that this love is what I wanted for so long and I got it. There were times when I was depressed and felt the whole world was against me. When everyone I knew was already married and having families but I was still alone. I never knew when it was going to happen but the main point is - it did happen. I did fall in love, find a true partner in life, find that person that loves me more than anything.

So our journey may be longer or a little bumper but to my dear husband, fertility issues and all -
Love Actually


  1. Thanks for this post. It's a great reminder to be happy for what you have and watch Love Actually this holiday season. I LOVE that movie!

  2. I totally get this post. When I want encouragement in my TTC journey, I sometimes look at my wedding ring. I think about all the boys I cried over and all the fear and worry I had about getting married and I am so glad that God didn't give me what I wanted when I thought I wanted it but He gave me my husband who I love so much. I hope that one day I will feel about my child the way I feel about my husband- this love was worth the wait.

  3. Love this post! You are so right, thanks for the reminder!
    Angie, ICLW

  4. Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes it has hard to see the love in this journey when it becomes clinical and planned. However, after walking this road with my husband we share a MUCH deeper love than we did when we started down this path. I try to remind myself each time I walk into my RE's office that this is an act of love. Love for my husband that I wish to make a Daddy and love for the children that I hope to someday have.

  5. This is a beautiful post. You're exactly right, too.

    I'm so glad I found your blog!

  6. Great post on love, and such a good reminder too! Thanks for posting it!

  7. "awwww"

    "all around"

    i'm having a bit of trouble typing through the well of tears in my eyes.

    That's one of the best PARTS of the movie!

  8. What a sweet post. Found you through ICLW. Good luck with your TTC journey : )

  9. Here from ICLW.

    I am the same way, I couldn't imagine walking this journey without my husband by my side.

    Wishing you all the best.

    *hugs* to you
    ICLW #87

  10. I love The Family Stone. Another great one is Dan In Real Life. Tear jerkers for me! Hope you have a great ICLW week!


  11. What a beautiful testament to you love story and relationship. Your love will keep you strong and help you fulfill your dreams of parenthood.

  12. I have been watching Christmas stories off Hallmark for the last week or so. It's an obsession ... I love them :) It makes you remember why you fell in love with your spouse ... makes you think back to those moments. Good luck in your journey!! ~*~HAPPY ICLW!!~*~

  13. Found your blog via ICLW week!
    Great post, so true. As much as a baby is a miracle of life and blessing, many long for a loving relationship with their spouse, sometimes they have the baby and not the loving relationship & partner for life.
    Great reminder to cherish our spouses while we are so focused on TTC.
    The Cs