As I’m preparing to leave for vacation on Wednesday, I’m realizing how much I actually appreciate my “right now.” I complain a lot about PCOS and how it sometimes dominates my life, but as I’m packing to leave town, I’m also packing for a four-year-old little girl who is mine. She is my daughter, and I get to go on vacation with her. I’m thankful for her. I’m thankful for having the opportunity to be her mother, even when she challenges me and my patience to no end… I am thankful. I got to experience pregnancy, albeit a crazy vasa previa dominated one, but I got to have it… I got to have her. Her journey through NICU could have been worse, but she made it! WE made it! She’s still here in our lives, and it’s a blessing that she is here.
Of course I deeply desire to make her a sister. And, she’s convinced that “God is finished making her sister, she’s in the clouds waiting to join our family”… this is from her mouth, not mine.
I have PCOS, but PCOS doesn’t have me.
I am choosing to enjoy the “right now”. This doesn’t mean I won’t have more down days and sad moments… they will continue to hit me. But for now, I am thankful and enjoying having an only child. My “right now” is filled with blessings and amazement and awe every day.
I’ve shared this image before and I’ll share it again… for myself and in hopes that it encourages you as well.
Happy Monday, friends.