Friday, November 20, 2009

Oh the places you'll go!

Our SS class did a study on Dr. Seuss. Last week we read "Oh The Places You'll Go" which mostly makes me think of high school graduation.

But reading it again, as a full on grown up, who's been a few 'places' certain passages just jumped out and grabbed my heart.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Is this what we've been doing these past four and half years? Racing down long wiggled roads, grinding on for miles across a weirdish wild space? Always in the most useless place--the waiting place? We have tried tried tried to live our lives, to keep on going, to not be deterred. But truthfully, when you're trying to make HAVING KIDS happen it's kind of a turning point, no? Our lives haven't been on hold 100%, but seriously, everything has been delayed.

And now suddenly, the wait becomes two days. From four and half years to two days to finally KNOW.

This next part also grabbed us both:

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


I wish I could say it was the "Kid you'll move mountains!" part. Well, that made me tear up. But that 98 3/4 percent guaranteed--we both looked at each other and mouthed "We're in the 1.25% other percent."

Because there are no guarantees. I've seen women transfer perfect embryos and not have them stick around and then there are the ones where less than ideal embryos decide to become perfect babies and make their parents' dreams come true.

It could go either way.

Oh the places we've been...

Oh the places we'll go.


  1. Holding my breath for you.. this has to be your time. I'm glad this waiting period is coming to a close for you .. we all hope it's a very positive outcome (i'm guessing twins;)
    stay strong you're at the footstep of your dream.
    thinking of you, sofia

  2. This is your best shot so far. I'm so freaking hopeful for you - I think about you literally every day right now.

  3. I hope the places you'll go are far far better than the places you've been so far on this ride. Good luck! Hanging on with you, fingers crossed!

  4. 2 days! I'm crossing everything that crosses on my body, hoping, praying, willing a good result for you.

  5. I love this post (I'm a HUGE seuss fan.)
    I have hope...
    And will you succeed?
    Yes! You will, indeed!


  6. This post gave me chills.

    I've been thinking about you A LOT this week, and this weekend will be no exception.

    In my opinion, you already have moved mountains. You've done everything humanly possible to make this happen.

    I'm hoping hoping hoping hoping...

  7. I, like Meg, had chills. I am willing you to be in the 98 and 3/4. Begging, willing, pleading, and hoping.

    You have lived. Yes, some things are delayed, but there is no doubt you have lived.

  8. I love that Suess book, it gets more relevant the older we become, no?
    That man had quite a few genius lines, indeed.

    I have also been thinking about you a lot this week- amazing how someone whom I've never laid eyes on has become such a good "friend" that I am hoping and praying for you several times a day.

    More than anything, it must be good to know that the wait will be OVER. Regardless... BUT- Here's hoping to another loooong wait- (well, 9 months long....)

  9. Taking a moment to check in and let you know that I'm thinking about you!! A and I have been sending good vibes to Jerry, Kramer, George, and Elaine :) Just keep telling yourself that this is your time to be in that 98 3/4 % guaranteed. And then imagine all of the places you will go from there!!

  10. I am hoping hoping hoping so hard for you.

  11. oh my...what a always get me tearing up :). anyway, you are bound to be on the 98 3/4 side this time. i saw a lady running with a triple jogger the other day. that could SO be you! :)

  12. It's scary to have hope sometimes, but it's incredibly brave to do so. I was a 1.25% girl too, but had my own little miracle after 10 years of "long wiggled roads"... and that miracle came to me completely out of the blue.

    I only mention this in order to give you faith in your own miracle. Amazing things are certain to be in your future, and I'm praying for you every step of the way! :)

  13. Thinking of you this weekend....and holding my breath a little.

  14. I woke up this morning thinking about you guys. I'm hoping for good news.

  15. I love this post. I haven't read that story since like HS graduation, but it really touched me now, given what I'm going through. Thank you for posting.

    I've got everything crossed for you that you are finally out of the 1.25%.

  16. I am hoping you are have a wonderfully, joyous day! Update soon:)

  17. I'm hoping so hard for you both!! Looking for your update soon.