I’ve given a lot of thought to what word would emulate the coming year for me and which would would help inspire a more positive outlook on the 50-some weeks ahead of me. Though, 2015 was full of plenty of blessings, I have to admit that it was a difficult year full of a lot of disappointments as well. 2015 was the year we were officially diagnosed with “secondary infertility” and the fertility specialists we saw had a feeling it was likely due to endometriosis. That made for a not-so-pretty end to 2015 and a lot of heartache between Cory and I.
The word “embrace” has so many meanings to it, when you think about it. To me, it means that I’m going to fully embrace whatever is headed our way, I’m going to embrace Cory and Alea in more frequent, meaningful hugs, and I’m going to try my hardest to remain positive even in negative circumstances.
I chose the word “embrace” because I really want to go into 2016 with oodles of optimism. I want to embrace the good and embrace the bad and Iw ant to remind myself that literally everything happens for a reason and no matter what my plan is, God has a better one.
To start out this year, I’m embracing my official diagnosis of endometriosis. I had a diagnostic laparoscopy done last Friday and my doctor found enough endometriosis to put me in the “stage 2” category. She also found a small fibroid on my uterus that she was able to remove along with the endometriosis that was found. I’m embracing this diagnosis because I really feel like now that we know for sure what is going on with my body and that factor has been removed from the equation currently (until it grows back) we have a much better chance at adding to our little family of three.
What’s your word of the year?