Just wanted to let you know...

I'm happy....Happier than I can remember being....maybe...ever?
I'm content....I have so many blessings, how could I feel short changed?
Life is good...and I am working everyday to find more good.


  We haven't gotten everything we wanted this year, but everything we have is worth living for.  I made a decision to stop waiting to live my life.  I'm not putting my life, dreams, love, pursuits on hold anymore "until ________."  ...Until we get pregnant, until our fertility treatments are over,  until I lose more weight, until the first of the year, until we have more money... etc. etc. etc. etc.

  Along with that, I've decided to be more proactive about the things that are important to me. Planning family outtings, going to the temple, cooking more, cleaning more, spending time with old friends, making new friends, researching fertility, Eastern medicine, and getting to the bottom of what is absolutely the best things to put in our bodies.

 I also decided that I'm just letting "things" go.  I have my own saddness, let downs, short comings, disappointments, etc to deal with, and I'm just not taking on anyone else's. I'm not judging, and it feels good. I realized this year, you just never know what someone is going through or has been through.  When someone else makes bad choices, or choices I don't agree with my, only job is to decide for me, "will I, or won't I make a similar decision?"  that's it. I'm trying not to pass judgement, and as a result, I'm not so harsh with myself either. 

  Over here at The Rogers, we are smiling.  We are grateful for all that we have, and focused on it. 
I read this quote yesterday that sums up how we are trying to live, and is our new mantra (It is going to go up in the house somewhere...)
" The happiest people on earth don't have the best of everything,  they just make the best of everything they have."

9 comments:

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Good post, Ashley. I'm happy to hear it! :) And you'll be even happier when you and Jaxon come visit us in a cool, pumpkin- and apple-filled fall wonderland!

Valerie: said...

glad you are in better spirits. That baby will come when you least expect it!!

Mrs. Fish said...

beautiful post-- just like you!

Jason and Kate said...

Glad to hear! I certainly learned that lesson many years ago. When you go through things like you are it just makes you more aware of the fact that you NEVER know what other people are going through too. I'm so happy for you guys!

♥ Lauryn said...

You are amazing Ashley. I am so glad to have someone like you in my life. You are a wonderful friend to me - and your outlook on things is inspiring. I know things will start looking up for you soon!

PS: Your outfit at church today was very cute! I liked it a lot!

Dave and Rachel said...

thanks for sharing such wonderful feelings!

onehm said...

LOVE this post and your AWESOME positive attitude!! :)
That quote is FAB! You are in my thoughts each day...trust me when I say that it's hard to turn it all over to the Lord, but it's so worth it when we do.
HUGs!

Brit said...

Miss Ya! You are such a great example to me!

Brandis said...

That's a great quote and a great outlook on life. I need to be more like that. Thanks for being such a great example, Ashley!