Friday, February 09, 2007

Friday's Quote to Ponder

"The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. "

Richard M. Nixon37th president of US (1913 - 1994)

I'm disappointed today. It's day 29 of my second cycle of trying for child #3 and took a test this morning. It was a BFN (big fat negative). So, on to cycle 3--maybe three times will be a charm. I've got some kiddos that are under the weather, so that will take some focus off of it. The hardest part is that last two weeks of the cycle, when all you're doing is waiting to take the test or get a period. I can see how it must be beyond frustrating for the women who have tried for months and years to have a child, only to be faced with month after month of disappointment.

I liked this quote though, because it kinda reflects something I have told others as advice. The best things in life mean much more when you have to work hard for them. If everything is just given to you, yeah, it's easy, but you may not appreciate it as much as when you have to work at it. To really put forth an effort and give it your all. Also, you can look back when you have faced hard trials and--especially if you are a Christian--you can see how God has gotten you through it. How He has taught you patience and trust. Sometimes, in long-lived trials, we must turn our focus more on Him, and less on our situation, just to survive. And we'll eventually find ourselves conquering that "highest mountain".

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