Hope Ya Know...

A message that has helped me, many times over.


Wonderful Quote I Stumbled Across

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
God is awake."
-- Victor Hugo


Why I Love Kids...

I got my hair cut and colored. I haven't done a thing with my hair for a few months, I usually pull it up into a ponytail and I needed to do something different with the split end mess that I behold each day. The new do' feels good and makes me feel nice and fresh. Today I went to work and no one said anything. Not ONE adult said a THING about my hair. I guess it's not that important for them to say anything, but you'd think that after I haven't done a thing with it for months, some one might say something...right?

However, the moment I walked into my classroom, three of my sweet little 2 year olds told me that my hair looked pretty or that I looked pretty or the they liked my haircut. Later on in the morning 3 or 4 more kids at the center mentioned that they liked my haircut.

Too sweet.

I just love it.


Coping with Infertility as a Couple

Infertility can be extremely hard on a couple's relationship.

Struggles can bring us closer or push us apart. It helps me to remember that my husband and I are in this together...after all, it takes "two to tango" Through infertility, sometimes the dance gets complicated and you end up stepping on each others feet...

Something that has really helped my husband and I is just taking time out for ourselves. We love doing things that will take our minds off of the stress and just "life" in general. Sometimes I think I get focused on the things that I don't have and forget all the things that I have that make life better. It's good for us to keep the romance alive. Especially when the "romance" can get killed by timing, pills, injections, tests, emotions, and so on.

There is a blog that has so many great date activities for couples. The blog is called
It offers date ideas and small daily challenges to help you keep romance in your life. As I ran across it today, a good friend of mine was featured and she has given some helpful information on the topic of dealing with infertility as a couple.

We have done a few of them and it has helped me remember that through the difficult times, I still have my husband--- one of my biggest sources of strength and support.

(I also ran across THIS today on the Resolve website.)