Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Expect Miracles

A couple of weekends ago, I was at a festival and saw this bracelet.



I had to stop and stare at it for a few minutes because it struck me so hard. All I could think about was how I wished I could buy one for every single wonderful woman that I have "met" through blogging.



When you're trying to have a baby, especially when you are experiencing infertility, every single month, no matter how hard you try not to, you get your hopes up (even if it's just a little tiny bit... because there's always a chance!) and every single month there is a bfn and every single month it gets harder and harder. That bracelet, to me, represented hope.



Even if you are already a mother, or you're not looking to beceome one, we all have things in our lives that we just need a little bit of hope for. In this economy, for example, there is a lot of struggling and fear. Maybe you're in fear of you or a family member losing your job. Maybe you're wondering how you're going to put food on the table or pay for your next tank of gas. Maybe it's something completely different.



So, I guess, this is my poor (wo)man's way of wishing you all a miracle. I can't affored to buy every single one of you a bracelet, and even if I could, I'd have no idea where to send it. Let this be your bracelet. Let this be your hope. Expect Miracles.

22 comments:

emilythehopeless said...

that is a beautiful idea..

ICLW

Karol said...

Thank you. That was really sweet. I pray things turn around for you.

sara said...

That is a very sweet post and a great idea. I hope that you soon get your own miracle. I know it sounds corny - but just when I had absolutely given up hope - we got our little IVF miracle. I hope yours comes very soon as well. I have to agree with your comment - I love getting packages - but shipping is such a drag. I get so excited if anything comes with free shipping, it's like Christmas!

BrandiH2007 said...

That was a very nice post. It really does get hard to hold your head up after a while. I hope you get a miracle of your own very soon!

Sian said...

ICLW - That is a beautiful post. I wish a miracle for you too.

Jendeis said...

So sweet! Definitely IF makes it hard not only to wish for miracles, but more so than to expect them. I think the love that we bloggers all show towards one another helps us to believe in miracles.

nh said...

That is lovely and I wish for miracles for all IFer's and anyone else who needs one.

(ICLW)

andrea said...

i hope we both (all) get our miracles - every.single.one.of.them

you are one of the sweetest, most genuine ppl i have ever met!!

Indigo said...

Hello, I'm from ICLW, and I just might have to buy myself one of those bracelets. The message is simple and perfect.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful braclet, idea and post. I too wish, hope and pray that you get your miracle.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

(ICLW)

Good Egg Hunting said...

Love this sentiment -- it is gift enough! Thank you so much for sharing, and best wishes.

EggDropBlogger said...

Thanks. I needed that the TTC has been long and hard for me as it has been for you. Here's hoping we both get our little miracles soon.

Tiffanie said...

nice post:) i hope you atleast bought yourself that bracelet!

Amy said...

That is really sweet. I love that bracelet.

ICLW

andnotbysight said...

What a great thought! I really needed to hear that this month :)

Echloe said...

Where can I order that bracelet?

ICLW

Katie said...

Thanks for the message. I've seen it dozens of times before, but not in this context, strangely (and I put everything in the TTC context.) Good luck with everything... I am a fellow northeastern Ohioian; closer to Cleveland though.

Jill said...

For anyone curious:

I found the picture of this bracelet by doing a google search, but I don't remember what site I found it on. The place where I originally saw it was a small vendor's booth at a fair. Maybe Mr.Google will be able to help!

Kymberli said...

This was such a sweet post. I think I want to seek out that bracelet and order one for myself.

JenM said...

Very sweet post Jill, thank you. I hope we all get our miracles very soon. They are so hard to expect, but it is even harder going through all of this without hope. Thank you for the reminder :-)

KC said...

Awesome blog. Very sweet! Hope you get your "miracle" soon.

theycallmebobby said...

This really touched me because I suffered with IF for 3 years, did IUI's (5 of them) and was on my way to IVF when I got a "miracle" pregnancy. Now, I am one of the other people you were speaking of. My husband is putting in his notice at his job on August 4th. For reasons that would take entirely too long to explain, he is leaving before he has another job lined up and we are expecting a miracle to happen. Conventional wisdom says we are insane but 2 RE's told me I could never get pregnant on my own and I now have 2 children a year and 4 days apart. Thank you for making me remember that.

(ICLW visitor)