Day 26 – The Perfect Infertility Prayer
Today’s intention is to focus on what I can control.
Infertility makes no sense. There is very little explanation as to why this happens to anyone, and we often have limited control over what can be done to “fix” it. We can change our diets, take recommended supplements, go to acupuncture, and practice yoga, but this doesn’t always make enough of a difference to “cure” fertility issues. This, of course, is frustrating, exhausting, and emotionally challenging, but in the end is out of our control. So, today and throughout my first IVF cycle, I am going to focus on what is within my control — eating healthy, taking my supplement, getting plenty of rest, taking my injections on time, and staying positive — and leave the rest for someone else to worry about. To aid in this resolve, I plan to use the Serenity Prayer as my mantra throughout this cycle.
The Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
I am grateful for what I can control; the love and support of friends and family; IVF; great doctors and nurses; my loving hubby; my brother; and my Kahli.
I love and accept myself!