Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day of Hope x 2!

Today, as we enter a new, hopeful era for our country, I take a new, hopeful step towards motherhood. That’s right, my sweet peeps! An hour and 45 freaking minutes(!) at my clinic this morning for b/w, u/s and instructions, meds delivered to my office, and tonight I get to shoot up my first 1upron dose for my donor FET.

Our president spoke to my heart today in his inaugural speech. I found myself tearful several times. I am filled with the promise of this legacy for all of our children.

Here are just a couple of passages that spoke particularly to my emotions today.

“In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.”

My dear internets, we are “the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things.” Just think, for example, of all the good done through the fundraising efforts of the UTERUS Brigade. And then my own situation. Angrycanrn and I are risk-takers, doers, and hopefully, makers of babies. This is not a path for the “faint-hearted.”

This passage speaks to me for obvious reasons,

“For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.”

And BTW, bless him for including “non-believers.”

21 comments:

Nikki said...

The speech was awesome! There's so much HOPE in the air!!

Yay on getting started with Lupron! Good luck!!

Cara said...

I teared up many times too. So inspiring.

All things crossed for you!

Michelle said...

He gave a beautiful speech. I am excited for this country and I am excited for you. I am keeping you in my thoughts and crossing fingers and toes. IT WILL WORK!!!

Another Dreamer said...

I missed the speech :( I'm watching it online right now though! Beautiful.

Another Dreamer said...

Oh, and I almost forgot!

GOOD LUCK!

Fx'ed!

Kristin said...

The speech was fabulous and seeing this hopeful news here and over at Kym's blog made the day even more incredible. Keeping my fingers crossed and saying lots of prayers for you.

Niki said...

Great news on getting started soon for your FET! I'm so freakin' excited for you! :)

I too thought Obama's speech was beautiful and felt moved by many of his words!

Lifeslurper said...

Woo Hoo! Dora! Congratulations on the new cycle...and thanks ever so much for being such a great blogosphere pal!! I think these days you are the only soul visiting my blog - but that is enough for me! Yes, even waaaaaaay over here there is that air of hope. Stayed up late last night watching the events....got up early to see them continuing on. The World looks to be in good shape today! I look forward to following your cycle through! Best wishes! LS xxxx

Billy said...

Good Luck!
And a great timing to start new cycle with such a historical moment!

calliope said...

sooooooooo effing excited about your FET cycle! Beaming the mojo your way and having stern conversations with the Universe insisting that things go kick ass.
xo

In Due Time said...

His speech was inspiring, for sure.

Thanks for the email, btw. Still jealous. Heh.

Good luck!

musicmakermomma said...

Congrats on getting the FET underway!! Thinking of you as you shoot up.

Brenda said...

congrats on starting the meds! Yea!

We listed to the speach at work. Lots of people were smiling yesterday :)

Shinejil said...

I'm with you on the political front--and pumping my fist at the "non-believer" shout out.

The best of luck to you on this cycle! May it be your last. :)

Andrea said...

So excited for you!! Good luck, sweetie!!!!

meandbaby said...

Good luck Dora!!! :)

Kristin said...

I tagged you on my blog!

Soralis said...

Good luck!

(personally I think he is crazy, I would not want that job! :) )

ICLW

littleangelkisses said...

The speech was great! Good luck and may all of the HOPE and good luck come your way!
*iclw*

WiseGuy said...

Helllooooo! Do well! Praying for you, sweetie!

the Babychaser: said...

I almost gave a special cheer for Obama's "nonbelievers" comment. I feel pretty much rejected, neglected, and occasionally persecuted for being an atheist.

Obama's speech struck a personal tone for me, too. I find myself torn between the agony of our neverending struggle for a baby and the wild joy that this change in our country brings.

Good luck with your FET!

ICLW

(and if you want to see Inauguration pics, check out my blog)