I realize this post comes a bit late after January 1st, but at least it's written during the first week of 2010. First of all, there's been a flurry of activity in the IF blogosphere, as dear Sew prepares to become a foster (translation: super) mom, and All You Who Hope prepares to adopt. What a blessing to see these women enter motherhood after years of waiting and heartbreak! Definitely gives me hope.
2010 will be a pivotal year. 2009 was a rather rotten year; although there were many blessings and happy events, there was also a lot of sorrow and needles. I really, really hope that 2010 will go much better. My hubby and I are ready to resume our weight loss goals with full throttle. Every time I see an Asian child (particularly with adoptive parents), my heart skips a beat. Hopefully by Christmas 2010, we will have a baby in our arms or at least a picture and a trip to Seoul planned. Every childless Christmas makes the waiting that much harder. But even beyond the Infertility and adoption turmoil, I truly hope and pray for a more peaceful year, professionally and personally.
I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions, especially in years when Lent starts so early. However, I would like to at least resolve to have a better prayer live in order to endure the battles ahead like medical decisions, the adoption process, and every day life. This August I will turn 33 years old, which is rather scary!
One piece of IF news: according to the doctor, my hormone levels are finally normal. Finally, the HCGs and other expensive drugs are paying off. Even if I never get pregnant (I sort of refuse to let myself hope for that now), it's great that my body is healthier. We will see my NaPro doctor on January 11th to examine the progress of the past few months and make plans for the future.
Happy 2010....let's pray the new year will bring renewed hope and blessings. And chocolate.