Ever since I named this blog, Hope is Ours, I see hope everywhere. Literally, I keep seeing "hope" all over the place; on paintings, on figurines, on home decor, etc. It is just everywhere! I'm sure it's always been that way and I just never realized it but it's so cool to see. It's almost like it's God's way of reminding that I must stay hopeful and that He's there, listening to me. It's very comforting. I even catch myself talking about hope a lot to people and smiling when someone else mentions it. I am just full of hope these days, not just for myself but for all the people I care about. It's a nice feeling.
Nobody in my life knows about this blog. It's my little piece of honesty, away from people who don't understand. They all know about our IF struggles, they might not know details but they know all we're dealing with it. That being said, nobody knows the significance of hope in my life and what it means to me. Well, one of my best friends gave me this for Christmas:
It's a Willow Tree angel and this particular one is called "Angel of Hope". I cried....a lot. Then I smiled and thanked God for His blessings in my life. Sometimes I just really need a reminder that there is something bigger then IF and that having hope is one of the greatest strengths I can have in face of our struggles.