Saturday, October 25, 2008


That's the time I got out of bed three days this week to get ready for my early morning doctor's appointments. The world is very quiet and dark at 4:30 in the morning. Only my dog seems excited to be up so early.

By 6:00 I'm ready and on my way to Newport Beach. The freeway is wide open that early in the morning, and I'm able to make the commute in about 30 minutes. As I drive down the 405 through Costa Mesa, I can see the first morning light creeping up behind Saddleback Mountain. As much as I would have liked my morning to begin a bit later, once I'm treated to a sight like that I start to feel blessed. How often to you get to see the sun rising over the mountains?

By 7:00 I'm done with my appointment. After a quick detour to the bakery for a decaf latte and a scone, I head up Pacific Coast Highway to get to school. By now the sun is up, and as I drive up the highway I can see the waves crashing on the shore to my left and the serene wetlands on my right. One morning I actually saw a small flock of pelicans flying across the highway from the wetlands out to the open ocean - going fishing, I'm sure.

I'm so grateful that my alarm doesn't go off at 4:30 every day, but I'm also appreciative of the beautiful things I was able to witness this week that I wouldn't have seen otherwise.

Thankfully, this morning's commute to the doctor's office took place well after the sun had risen! My ovaries are painfully swollen at this point, and every step is painful. The doctor had me increase my dosage for last night's shot, so that may have something to do with my discomfort. All the errands I thought I would do today will not get done. I managed to pick a few things up at the grocery store, but I think the rest of my day will be spent on the sofa reading my newest book. I have to admit that I like having an excuse to put my feet up and rest. I only wish Michael were home already to keep me company. But, he'll be home tonight - he has to be. Tomorrow is a big day for us.


Jacquie said...

Crossing fingers and toes for you guys tomorrow.

Sending sticky vibes too.

Good luck to you. xxxx

OH MY #6 said...

I don't know about you but I am excited!! Enjoy that book!


Kathy and Joel said...

Thinking about you.

Jenna said...

That sounds like a lovely drive, but I hope that this is one of the last time you are forced to do it.
I am praying that tomorrow will go wonderful and you guys will get your anniversary miracle!!!!

Paula said...

Sounds like a beautiful way to start the day!

Alex and Jill said...

4:30...oh my! The lovely description of your commute makes me wish I were there to see it.

What book are you reading? Have you read 'The Shack' by William P. Young? Oh my goodness, I just started it and can't put it down.

I am so stinkin' excited for you! Covering you in prayers, sweet girl.


Kayce said...

Love this post Joannah. You are in my thoughts and constant prayers tomorrow.

kris said...

holding you close in thought and prayer :O)

Shannon said...

Sending out positive vibes your way!!! =)