Now there’s some truth speakin’

Posted July 20th, 2007 under Infertility, Journey towards wholeness by MicheleP.

Earlier this week, Scott and I were sitting having some coffee after dropping the girls off at school (this day dating thing can be quite addictive) – I was going on and on about my “what-if” concerns about our upcoming embryo transfer – basically just being a stressball, worry-wart and pessimist about the whole thing (now, doesn’t that sound attractive?)

“But WHAT IF we go through this whole thing… and get to the transfer and our embryos don’t survive the thaw – and we don’t even get the opportunity to transfer them?” And my sweet husband, after giving me ample time to vent my concerns, replies with, “You know, we really are in a win-win situation.”

Thinking he was getting ready to go through all the advantages of having a small(er) family, I started off on my “But-but-but,  how frustrating to spend ALL this time and energy and have nothing to show for it…” and he (kindly) interrupted…

“No – that’s not what I’m talking about. You, me, our children… we really are in a true win-win situation.” He went on to tell me about a visit he had recently with an old friend of the family who is in the hospital with severe injuries from a horrible auto accident. As his friend laid in the bed, he said, “You know Scott, as I sit here in this hospital dangerously close to death – for the first time in my life, I truely understand what Paul meant when he said “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil 1:21).

Oh – that kind of win-win :) I really like how The Message says it:

Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose.

Win-Win. Life-Life. We either get life with these babies – or they get LIFE everlasting!

Man, I needed that reminder. As much as I try to make this all about me, it’s so NOT about me.


1 Comment

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    Thank you! (and thank Scott!) As I am sitting here with two precious embies (hopefully) growing inside me and wondering “what if” – I NEEDED to hear those words today!

    Off to put that verse from the message on my fridge!

    You truly ministered to me today in Oz.

    Love Kat

    Comment by kat — July 21, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

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