Good Morning all! I hope that everyone has had a nice and relaxing Labor Day weekend! We’ve taken the time to relax a little, work on some side projects, and met up with family last night for dinner – all in all a good weekend in my books!
I came across a photo on Facebook that I just HAD to share with you all!
“SURRENDER is not about letting go of action, it’s about letting go of outcome”
This struck such a chord with me because if you know me, you know that I LOVE a plan! I make plans for my plans, no really…lol! In my head I think, “How am I going to get what I want if I don’t make a plan for it”. Bill on the other hand is a, “Don’t worry about it and it will all work out” type of guy (which can drive a girl like me crazy)!
I think a lot of us fall into this planning pattern, especially when going through fertility treatments and the adoption process. You have dates for appointments, dates to start/stop medicine, dates for intercourse (sorry dad). You plan when you are going to test, how you are going to save money, what your next step will be if plan A (and B, C, and D) don’t work. When we were doing IVF, we would plan our whole life around our cycles – to a certain point you have to.
So for me, this was the perfect reminder to take a big deep breath in and try to let go of some of the control, because in reality this whole process is not in my control. I am right where I need to be in my life right now. There is a bigger plan out there for me that I have no control of and I need to surrender and let the magic happen!
xoxo – Michelle