Thursday, September 25, 2008

Don't worry your joy away!

I was given this piece of advice at my doctors appointment - I thought it was very wise! Those who know me, know that I have a tendency to let my mind wander into worst-case-scenario-ville when it comes to my health. I have been through a lot but have always been blessed with tremendous, more than perfect outcomes. At times, my faith falters and I find myself in this same cycle of worry when I have so much to be grateful for. With my pregnancy, things are going awesome. I haven't had any problems to speak of and that isn't the case with any woman, not just a post-transplant woman. So I have had many, many moments of amazing gratitude. But anytime I have a weird pain or a headache, my mind jumps again to the what if's of my situation. I was explaining so of my symptoms to my doctor and she responded, "Don't worry your joy away!" It was exactly what I needed to hear. After my dearest friend lost her little baby, she basically gave me the same advice - I was just too stubborn to listen. This life is our to live and live happily if we choose. And it's a choice we have to make daily!

3 comments:

James and Heather English said...

Great advice. I do understand why you would feel a little paranoid though, being pregnant you never know what can happen. I love you, thanks for your comment on my blog. You're the best!

Matt & April Herman said...

It is so hard not to worry, especially when you have good reason. But, you can't live your life fearing the worst, because most times it won't happen, I just happen to be the exception. You know what though, the Lord takes care of you, if you let him. I love you so much Amanda:) Thank you for all your support. I can;t wait to see your prego belly:)

Bloom Family said...

Amanda - I do the same thing with my pregnancy! How can one not worry when we want this little person to come out absolutely perfect. BUT, I totally agree we can't "worry our joy away" Absolutely love that.