I don’t remember who told me this story (maybe it’s an old proverb) but it goes something like this: If we were all to write down our problems on a slip of paper and toss them on to a table, then rifle through and pick which problem to have, we would all pick back up our own problems because that’s what we know how to deal with.
I learned the truth of this lesson this weekend.
One of Blue’s good friends and his girlfriend ended up with a little surprise a few years back, they were excited about it and got married and have had a great time since. They had a totally natural pregnancy with a home birth (for the record I’m not a big fan of this.) Their little girl is 3 now and is so precious and such a joy to be around. I have to admit I’ve spent quite a bit of time being jealous of them, wondering why that couldn’t have been us too?
Even lately, since I’ve been pregnant, I’ve wondered why I couldn’t have a perfect pregnancy like her? She never had an
, ate organic the whole time, etc. I’ve sat on my couch numerous times pouting, wondering why pregnancy wasn’t so perfect for me… US
About 3 weeks ago the husband started feeling strange and having numbness in his legs. They tried seeing a naturopath and doing heavy metals testing. When none of the homeopathic remedies made a difference they went in for an MRI and just found out he has MS. On top of that, they own their own chiropractic business and don’t have health insurance.
Now suddenly I don’t want to trade problems.
I just want to stay right here in my pregnant after IF life.
My heart is breaking for all of them, for how this will change the course of their lives. I wish I could do anything to help, but for now I think the only thing I can do is give them time to process the diagnosis.