“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.”
I may have recently mentioned the chat I had with my downstairs neighbor, a single mom in her 40s who had her beautiful baby boy over a year ago.
It was a perfect spring day, my birthday actually, and we ventured through the neighborhood on our way to a local park so her son could run around a little bit and we could get some much-needed fresh air.
We touched on all things big and small that day. She told me about the time she was in the best shape of her life and the hours she spent at the gym each day but how she’d trade it all now for some more time with her father. I discussed my infertility struggles and my frustrations at not being able to conceive. We both confessed the other had something we were envious of. She wanted a relationship; I longed to hold my own baby.
“Charlotte, getting pregnant won’t make everything else fall into place.” I didn’t realize until she said it how much I believed that was true. I imagined that getting pregnant would be the answer to everything; never the beginning of other fears.
Comparison is the thief of joy, and yet, we rob ourselves of this pure bliss far too frequently, in hopes of attaining the Next Big Thing. I am very much aware that I am guilty of this, and yet, I have never really done anything to change my ways. In the spirit of the Peaceful Posse’s first-ever Mantra linkup, I’m dedicating this month to embracing life with open arms. It will be a busy month with a communion, apartment/house hunting, family stuff, friend get-togethers, and a trip to Texas, but that will help me lose myself in life for a while.
I got a little lost there, but there’s still time to right the ship and enjoy this beautiful journey.
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