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Thankful Thursday 11/10

If there was ever a need for Thankful Thursday, I think it would be this Thursday! In the midst of everything going on in the world, I thought I would Choose Love and share what I am thankful for today.

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Thankful Thursday 11/10

Thankful Thursday. Come and share what you are thankful for and share the gratitude! Suzlyfe.com

The Election

Ok, so, did the election go the way that I wanted it to go? Well, that should be obvious. But I am thankful for the opportunity to cast my vote, and I am thankful that the election also confirmed that I am living in an area of like-minded citizens who are sharing my sentiments. The way I choose to look at it? Like being thankful for your birthdays. Having a birthday, even if the number is getting up there, is WAY better than the alternative, right?

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It is a privilege to vote. I voiced my opinion, we all have our options, and now we move forward. I choose love. You know my thoughts on discrimination.

Starting a Family

Things are moving! Insurance when through, so we are going to be able to go through the process at a much lower rate than many in other states have to contend with (thus making this whole shebang an possibility). We have our IVF registration appointments set as of yesterday, too. Those appointments are the ones from which I will start the process in earnest. I’m excited, calm, nervous, ready, and scared. To be expected!

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…and Your Support

I also want to tell you all thank you so much for rallying around me as we start this process. The outreach, the well wishes, the love–I want you to know that I hear it, I feel it, and it means everything to me. I also want to put out there that if anyone else is going through this process, please don’t be afraid to share your story–successful or still trying. I need to hear both sides of the coin, as it were. And I would love to be a point of support for you as well.

Modern Medicine

Let’s just go with Modern Medicine as something I am thankful for, right? Currently, my Crohn’s Disease is behaving itself, though we are going to keep my interval between treatments short as a safeguard as I start IVF. I am so thankful for amazing doctors and amazing medicine to keep me healthy.

Access to Insurance

Now, more than ever, I am so, so thankful for Alex’s job and our ensuing insurance coverage. We are all anticipating major chances in insurance coverage as a result of the election.  I were not able to be kept under Alex’s plan, I would likely not be able to stay on medication. My heart aches as I think about the consequences of the repeal of Obamacare, and so I am thankful that we should be able to retain my coverage. I worry about many of my friends with chronic illnesses, however, particularly those who are self-employed. 

Meanwhile, this is what I am dealing with...

Meanwhile, this is what I am dealing with…

My Furry Family

What would we be without our furry friends? Particularly during these stressful times, they make us laugh (Zoe, I’m looking at you, sitting on my back (I was asleep on my stomach) and not budging), they remind us to get out and get fresh air (Ridley drives me nuts and keeps me sane at the same time!), and they help us remember that it isn’t all about us all the time.

Late Fall Sunshine and Late Fall Running

This past week has been on of perfect weather for running, and I have made the most of it. I had to force myself not to keep going yesterday! But I know that I have to save those legs! Late fall running, for the win, and gorgeous fall weather for happiness.

From #IVF to her furry family, what Suz is thankful for this Thursday #ThankfulThursday #sweatpink Click To Tweet

Today, I challenge you to keep the good going. 

Share the love: what are you thankful for today?

 

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