➶ Following My Own Arrow ➶

A Life That’s Good

For almost a year I battled with how I’d approach an deep, insightful blog. It wasn’t until a series of road trips, countless songs on shuffle and a lot of talking to myself that it hit me.

It was right in front of me the whole time… MUSIC.

I’ve always identified with and been highly influenced/impressionable by music. Lyrics. I love how a certain song can hold so many meanings – personally, or among friends or loved ones. There is nothing else that quite inspires such inner reflection.

“A Life That’s Good” (inspired by a song from the show “Nashville”) was the title to my “in progress” personal/lifestyle blog on Blogger that never really took off. Right from the start, it felt like a perfect blog title, but it never dawned on me to make music/lyrics the focal point. I guess we’ll see how it comes to play, but for now…

Two arms around me, Heaven to ground me,
and a family that always calls me home.

Four wheels to get there, enough love to share, and a sweet, sweet,
sweet song.  
At the end of the day, Lord I pray, I have a life that’s good.

Even with all of it’s up and downs, life is good GREAT. It’s easier to get swept up in the negative. With everything we’ve gone through recently to start our family, I certainly had more moments where I sat down to cry “why me?” than look at the good.

ALL the good. How LUCKY are we to be able to go through fertility treatments in the first place? How BLESSED am I to come back to a house we’ve made into a home. How selfish have I been to think otherwise? But that’s human nature.

“Life does not have be be perfect, to be wonderful.”  Or so says the framed picture I received as a “prize” at my cousin’s baby shower. It was perfect timing then… our first IUI procedure had just failed and I was not in the best of places. Maybe my aunt switched it on purpose so I saw the message. Either way, I couldn’t see it then.

The important part is perspective… I’m grateful for everything and everyONE in my life. And, at times I need reminding that even IF life doesn’t go in the direction that I thought – that does’t deminish the wonderful things, people and moments in my life now.

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is.”  -Mandy Hale

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