Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Optimism meets Serendipity!

Optimism....Optimism is an outlook on life such that one maintains a view of the world as a positive place. A general disposition to expect the best in all things.
Serendipity...Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely.

I'm the optimistic one and serendipity is one of my all time favorite words. This is definitely one of those moments when my outlook on life, Optimism collided with my perfect word..Serendipity. I looked at my bundle of joy and knew instantly that I had unexpectedly fallen into an abyss of perfect moments of happiness, laughter, hope, and pure joy! This moment, this baby, was and is my optimistic-serendipity. A lifetime of hopeful dreams whisked in my mind. Before the baby had even taken shape in my belly, I remember the elation of the news. I am a Mommy. I knew life was going to be great, that optimistic inner eye envisioned a perfect family adventure with this little guy.
The first thing I did when I got home was look up my favorite quote by Erma Bombeck, I printed it out and kept in posted on my desk at home and work. I tweaked her quote to be in the present tense, but here is the jist of it...Erma Bombeck says, "Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I will cherish every moment and realize that the wonderment growing inside me is the only chance in life I have to assist God in a miracle." If that isn't optimism swirling around with serendipity, than I don't know what it is.

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Calia Yang said...

that is a beautiful quote and so true!!! i loved being pregnant - I was one of those ppl other women hated b/c I never got morning sickness and didn't have pain til much later in the pregnancy. I love your photo!

Katherine (Aussiekat) said...

Ivon, this is a beautiful post - a joy to read. It's easy to see why Matthew is so precious to you!

saverchic said...

Wow! What a nice post. I'm glad I stopped by your blog. I'm here from SITS. Thank you!

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Joy said...

I love that quote. I really did enjoy my 3 pregnancies very much, except for those last few weeks when it all just becomes too much. ;o)

Amy said...

Thanks for coming by today. I think your post was wonderful. Did you watch the movie Serendipity?

Wayne said...

the bottle is half full. great story .

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

that was quite lovely

Oz Girl said...

Lovely entry for the Optimisim contest! My son is 27 and married, but we are still very, very close to this day. Babies/children are truly a gift. Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)

Tiffany said...

I love that picture!!!!

Wanna here something funny??

My side business is called "Such Sweet Serendipity"... it's one of my favorite words too!!!

Mom of Three said...

Sweet post. :-)

Kayce Pearson said...

I am judging the Mommy Moment for Baby Making Machine -

What a great post. Serendipity is one of my favorite words too. You displayed it perfect and that was great.

Great post!


Future Mama said...

Great post! Way to be optimistic! I can't wait to enjoy those 9 months of pregnancy... But I'll try to enjoy this present... Present time of enjoying pre-baby! :)


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