The Long Way Around



A friend of mine, and fellow infertility blogger, Jess has encouraged me to seek some avenues to expand the readership of my blog. Today's post is an experiment in this, as I am taking part in "Microblogging Mondays" as part of the blogging community. 

As I was getting ready for work this morning, I was thinking about the long way around and how, in my life, it seems like that is precisely what gets me to my destination, at least most of the time. I refused to date my now husband for the first year I knew him. I attained a degree in English and political science, then went to grad school in professional communication instead of taking the direct route to become a teacher. I have lived in 4 states and even more residences before deciding to make the commitment and buy a house. I guess it is only fitting that our path to parenthood is taking us on the scenic route instead of the direct path.

Though I am a West Virginia girl who enjoys a good, road trip on some old County Roads, I have to admit this one is getting a bit long and tedious. I'm tired of all the curves, twists and turns on this path, and I'm pretty sure my motion sickness isn't going to stay quiet for much longer. I know I have a good team working as my GPS, helping me to see that the destination is still there, just maybe quite a distance from where I am now. But, I stay committed to this path for one main reason: I can hear the little, child-like voice in the back of my mind that sounds so much like a promise of things in my future. I hear it whenever I start feeling bleak and wondering about this seemingly endless journey. It's just a whisper,but I know it's there-I'm pretty sure it even calls me Mountain Mama now and again.

"Are we there yet?"

Almost. We have to be almost there. I sure hope so, anyway.

Comments

  1. I know how hard this can be when the journey seems to be endless but you'll get there soon enough. Meanwhile hang in there. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks for the thoughts. One way or another, I plan to resolve my struggle with infertility in the next 12 months. Thanks for the visit.

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  2. dropping by from MicroblogMondays. Thinking about you on your journey.

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    1. Thanks for the thoughts and the visit!

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  3. Hoping that you get there soon.

    This reminds me of that Dixie Chicks song about taking the long way around. Especially since two of them dealt with infertility, too.

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    1. I'm not a country music fan, so I will have to check it out. Thanks for the visit. :)

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  4. Thanks for the shout out Becky! And it really does feel like the long way around, doesn't it? I'd like to think that the universe will somehow give us extra credit for all the extra effort we're putting in!

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  5. Wish you all the luck, energy and health for this journey...You'll be there soon... Be strong :)

    Random Thoughts Naba...#MicroblogMondays: I Wish To Read It Again......

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  6. I totally get feeling that the road is just too backwoods and long. I really love your voice and am so glad I've discovered your blog.

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  7. The nicest part about being on the road for too long is that the destination is that much sweeter! I hope you're nearing your destination, even if you can't quite see it yet!

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  8. I love this post...it's so true and I love that you hear the little voice in the background. I also seem to be taking the scenic route to life in general, and normally love it but this time I just can't wait to reach the destination. I hope you're almost there!

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