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June 5th, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Today I've decided to start looking at the silver lining of my situation.
I've been feeling so down about this lately and like I have SO much to complain about...
But the truth is I have SOOOO much to be thankful for..way more than my hardships.

Silver lining about having to postpone ttc for a few months...
-I won't be pregnant in Japan which means I can eat and drink whatever I want ..that is the reason we picked Japan because we LOVE the food and wanted traditional Japanese food...including lots of raw things
-I have 3 more months to better prepare my body for childbearing...getting in shape and using my gym membership that I BEGGED dh for! Eating a more plant based diet..if you haven't see the documentaries on netflix DEFINITELY watch them!..Hungry for change, forks over knives etc...
-An extra 3 months of just me and my husband...and 3 extra months of focusing on cherishing them before they are gone
-A few extra nights of staying out and having fun with my friends (where alcohol is involved)

There are so many reasons I can choose to look at and be thankful for. And even outside this ttc mess I have been SO blessed in my life.

Just a random thought I wanted to share
Feel free to add your own silver linings...
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June 5th, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Very beautiful!
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June 5th, 2013, 06:48 AM
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I'm glad you are looking at things in a positive aspect, I caught myself doing the same thing yesterday. Everything happens for a reason and when God see's fit he will bless each and every one of us
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June 5th, 2013, 08:19 AM
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I am so glad you are finding the silver linings Ari. I hope you have an amazing time in Japan, that sounds incredible!

My silver linings are similar - DH and I really are closer, I used my down time to get healthier and eat better, spent a lot of quality time with DH, and we got our furbaby who we love very much.
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June 5th, 2013, 08:49 AM
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That was wonderfully said. I hope that this time from ttcing provides you with the balance and perspective needed before trying again. We're here if you need us! GL and KUP!
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June 5th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Wonderful post Your trip to Japan is going to be amazing! I am jealous!!

My silver linings are that hubby and I are succeeding in building our dream life on the farm, I can focus on building my new "career" raising market lambs, and our marriage is really strong. I know fertility issues can be hard on some marriages, but my hubby is so supportive and I think it's actually making us closer. When we finally do get pregnant it's going to be SO exciting and our life is set up now to be such a great family home for a child! I think going through all this will actually make me a better mother and appreciate my kid(s) more than if I hadn't. There's a lesson in everything right?
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June 5th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Definitely well said. Just don't be ashamed to let out the whines when you need to every now and then. Grief and anger are natural steps of loss.
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June 5th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Great, great post. But ditto what Sara said, too...if sadness/anger rears its ugly head, just roll with it.

To add: It's 3 more months to get more financially secure, wear cute clothes and heels (not that maternity clothes aren't cute, but you know what I mean), and just...be. And not be responsible for anyone else just yet!
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