Thursday, November 22, 2007

Cornucopia

First of all, I want to wish a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of my friends out there in blogland who might be celebrating. For anyone traveling, I wish you safe travels.

I have so much to be thankful for this year. Sure, my life could always be a bit better - I could make more money, we could own a house rather than renting an apartment, we could have a baby - but I have to admit it is pretty damn good as of this moment. Here are just a few of the things I am thankful for:

1. My husband, who as cliche as it may sound, completes me in every way imaginable. He is my best friend and my lover - seriously, how lucky am I? It amazes me each day that I wake up with him by my side. We have gone through so much already in our marriage and we have grown stronger day by day as a result. I am thankful for his patience, courage, faith and love throughout the years. Not just with TTC but in everything I choose to do.

2. My family and friends - yes, that includes you, of course! Without the support of all of you, I would have been committed a long time ago. Blogging is, shamelessly, a major highlight of my day. While I have never met most of you, I feel bonded to you all. As if we are kindred spirits. I am so thankful to have all of you close to my heart. I wish we never had to endure this pain of infertility, but if we must go through it, I am so thankful to have women like you rallying beside me.

3. My job and DH's job(s) as they allow us to have the apartment in which we live, the cars that we drive, and all of the material possessions that we own.

4. My health, and the health of my family and friends. Each day is not guaranteed so I am thankful for each day I have here on Earth, and for each day my family and friends are with me.

5. My extra 10 lbs. (as much as it pains me to say it), because it means I have enough to eat.

I could go on but I will end the list here. Thank you all again for making this horse pill of IF easier to swallow.

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The legend is that the horn had the power to give its possessor whatever he or she desired.
I was reading about Thanksgiving and wanted to share with you all the legend of the cornucopia. The cornucopia is a symbol of food and abundance that dates back to 5 B.C. In Greek mythology, Amalthea raised Zeus on the milk of a goat. In return, he gave her the goat's horn. Legend had it that the horn had the power to give to the person in possession of it whatever he or she wished for. The original depictions of the cornucopia illustrate a goat's horn filled with flowers, fruits and deities. It is now associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest.

If I had a cornocopia, I'd want it to be filled with babies for each and every single one of us. Perhaps by next Thanksgiving, that will be a reality.

6 comments:

Denise said...

Kristen, thanks for reading my blog! It is fairly new, so I don't have many readers yet. Feel free to add a link to mine in yours if you are so inclined and I will do the same. Happy Thanksgiving!

peesticksandstones said...

Oh my, a cornucopia of babies -- I just love that.

Thanks for reminding me about some of the things I have to be grateful for, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

SaraS-P said...

I am very thankful for all the bloggers! Cornucopia of babies...yes, please!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Grad3 said...

Hope you enjoyed the holiday! I like the history of the Cornucpoia, it would make things easier wouldn't it?

Geohde said...

Happy thanksgiving back at you,

xx

J

Meg said...

hope you had a wonderful holiday. Thanks for the sweet entry, we are all here together in suck a journey so it was very sweet of you to hope we all get the babes we are hoping for.....