Truth: Life is tough
Truth: Life has been really tough for me lately.
Truth: I've had thoughts of quitting my job as a teacher.
Truth: I am frustrated that I am not pregnant yet.
Truth: I am unhappy with my weight and how I look.
Truth: Andrew's current job assignment is frustrating and unfun.
All of it is true, and I could probably write a full, long, detailed blog post about each one of the above truths. But there is another truth that Andrew reminded me of yesterday after we left our Stake Conference:
Truth: We are very blessed.
It is so difficult to look at all the blessings, especially when you want to just focus on all the things that aren't going your way. But the fact is, Andrew and I are very, very, very blessed. So here is a small list of our blessing to counteract all the negative and difficult trials we are currently facing.
Blessing 1: We both have great jobs that push us to be better and challenge us. Yes, there are elements to our jobs that we would love to change, but really what job out there is 100% perfect? For me, I get to interact with people constantly; I get to be creative; I get to be a goof as I teach and entertain; I have great support in my coworkers; I love my students. I really could go on and on about how teaching truly is the job for me. I am blessed to be a teacher.
Blessing 2: Medicine is truly a miracle. I am grateful that there are doctors and medicine that can help Andrew and I get pregnant. Long story short, for some reason I stopped ovulating right about the time we decided we were ready to have a baby. It has been a long and frustrating 6 months, but this week I went to a new doctor and he prescribed some medication that he is hopeful will help me ovulate so that we can get pregnant. When I told my mom about the medicine he prescribed, she told me that another girl we know took it and it (and I quote her exact words) "kinda wreaks havoc". Needless to say, I'm pretty nervous. But in the end, I'll take all the crazy emotions and bloating if it will help my body correct itself and helps me have a baby. So modern medicine is a huge blessing for us right now.
Blessing 3: Andrew and I have a fabulous relationship. We also have great relationships with our family. We are surrounded by love. Truly, what more could you wish for? I thank Heavenly Father every single day that I am so blessed to be Andrew's wife. He makes me so happy and buoys me through depressing moments. We support each other in our goals and celebrate each other's victories. It is a beautiful marriage, and I am most grateful for this blessing in my life.
So I'm sure life wont all of a sudden become easy and trial-free, but I am grateful that Andrew had the impression that we need to focus more on the blessings rather than the difficulties in our lives.
Andrew and Maichael
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