Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Red Thread?

So the Chinese believe in a "red thread":

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet,
regardless of time, place or circumstance,
the thread may stretch or tangle,
but it will never break."

Those of us in the China adoption community talk a lot about the red thread and are able to look back and see those little threads leading us to our children.

Well, I think I could have found another red least I hope so.

Last night, I was looking through my Frank*lin Plan*ner (which I can't live without). I use the "week at a glance" pages and the pages I buy have a weekly inspirational quote listed at the top. Our FET is scheduled for February 18, pregnancy test February 25.

As I looked at what I had on my plate during those weeks, I noticed the "quote" for the week of our test. It's the SAME QUOTE posted on our frig that I typed and printed *over 7 months ago*. A quote I found online and one that defines my reason for doing one more IVF...the fact that I did not want to look back at age 50 with regret.

How is it possible that THAT SPECIFIC QUOTE is the one listed for the week of our BETA, our last chance at this whole thing? Those words have been my inspiration all along.

Wow. It made me say "wow" out loud. At the minimum it's a reminder that we made the right choice with "one more try" so I won't look back with regret. I would love to think it's a red thread to our little Frosty. We shall see.

Update: Actually, it's the quote listed at the right margin of my blog, forgot I had it here, too. I am still shocked at this coincidence.


jenicini said...

That's fortuitous! :) I'm really hoping for you!

BigP's Heather said...

WOW!! That gave me chills!! What a fantastic sign!

Sara said...

Wow. I really hope that means something good is on the way.

My Endo Journey said...

Hoping it's a red thread to your little frostie for sure!!! :)

maxandzuzu said...

The "red thread" story is such a beautiful idea it gave me a tear. I hope your thread is connected to the little FET back at the clinic.

Stay positive. Maybe you should schedule an acupuncture session somewhere. I don't remember if you've done that before. So many people seem to believe that it helps. Some do it before and after the procedure. It couldn't hurt. Some Chinese medicine to go with the red thread.

I agree, very serendipitous regarding the quote. Did you ever see the movie "Serendipity"? It was very cute. It was all about signs.

Do keep us updated. You're in my thoughts.


linda said...

I love that quote. The essence of that quote, living without regret, is why I continue to do IVF at the age of 45.

I wish you success!!!