Amazing Things Will Happen!

by Kathy on January 23, 2010 · 14 comments

in Abby, Bob, Hope, Inspiration, Molly, Quotes, Sean

I have never been a big fan of Conan O’Brien. I don’t dislike him. I think he is a pretty funny guy. I just didn’t watch his late night show regularly before or after he got The Tonight Show gig 7 months ago. However, over the past few weeks I got sucked into the coverage of the battle between NBC, Jay Leno and Conan.

I really felt for Conan and what happened to him after being “promised” and “given” the job of hosting The Tonight Show. I recognize that he wasn’t getting fabulous ratings over the past 7 months, much of which was his responsibility. However, it was still hard to watch him have to decide what to do, given the situation, and ultimately choose to say goodbye to his dream.

I recorded his last show on DVR last night and watched it this morning while nursing Abby. I thought it was an awesome hour of television and especially resonated with something Conan said, during a rare moment of seriousness, to his fans and everyone watching:

Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism, it doesn’t lead anywhere.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get.
But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.
I’m telling you, amazing things will happen. I’m telling you, it’s just true!

~ Conan O’Brien

I couldn’t agree more.

Though I am guilty of having been cynical at times in my life, especially during our five year struggle with secondary infertility and pregnancy loss (including the death of our baby girl Molly), most of the time I try to be optimistic. What we went through during those five years was devastating, but I also grew a lot and I learned so much about myself, others, life and love.

I will never get over the loss of our three angel babies and especially our daughter Molly. However I am proud of how Bob, Sean and I continued to make the best of our situation and live our lives the best we could during that time. It is still surreal to me to think about this past year in our life and to digest that we have a new addition, our sweet Abigail, in our family. She is truly amazing!

I hope on this Saturday in January 2010, or whenever you read this, that you find some hope and inspiration in Conan’s thoughts on not always getting what we expect or want, but trusting that if we try our best and treat others well, we can still have a wonderful life!

Amazing things can happen.
Amazing things do happen.
Amazing things will happen!

Conan believes that, I believe that and I wish the same for you! 🙂

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie January 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm

That's a great quote. You always put things so nicely.


2 Photogrl January 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I didn't see his last show, I wish I would have.

What a awesome quote…thank you for sharing it and YOUR thoughts about it!


3 A Bumpy Ride January 31, 2010 at 8:21 am

Yes, it's a fantastic quote to read when you're feeling low. I just found your blog and am very much enjoying reading it.


4 Erika February 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

what a sweet post! i didn't catch conan's last show, but i love that he said that. so true! (((hugs)))



5 Waterbishop @ An Older Version January 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Excellent quote.
Great post

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6 Gurlee January 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

I am a huge Conan fan and I saw the last show, loved it! The quote is terrific and it is great to hear from someone who is well on the other side. I am still struggling with IF but I too believe amazing things will happen!
Thanks for adding yourself to the Creme de la Creme!


7 Miss Megan January 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

Great quote! Amazing things do happen! So glad you got something amazing after all of the heartache and loss you endured. Thanks for posting!


8 gailcanoe January 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

What a great way to start a new year,regardless of whether that year is 2010 or 2011. Thanks for your insightful post. By the way, I came from the Creme de la Creme.


9 Mr. Thompson and Me January 6, 2011 at 11:05 am

Amazing things do happen! Thanks for the reminder.

Now following from Creme de la Creme. (hope you'll follow back)


10 Tanya January 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Sometimes its the hardest thing to believe that amazing things happen especially when IF is hitting you hard. But when I look back on my life I realise how many amazing things have happened and did happen.
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11 Natalie January 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I really like that quote. Thank you for sharing.


12 Ms. Pollywog January 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I love your perspective! You are EXACTLY the kind of blogger that I LOVE to follow because you realize that, overall, life is good. Good for you, and for Conan (hee hee). Thanks for sharing your little ray of sunshine with the rest of us!


13 Esperanza January 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm

That is a wonderful quote. Thanks for sharing. I think that can be very hard for people who have experienced IF and pregnancy loss to remember. But we have to if we want to make it to the other side (whatever that side might bring) relatively unscathed (which is impossible I know, but what we should hope for).

I am so sorry for your devastating loss, but so happy that you have been able to complete your family with second beautiful daughter. I believe that the children we loss stay with us, not only in our hearts, but in our lives somehow. I lost a sister as a child and I still speak to her, even as an adult. She is the only family member that I know can be with me always and that is a great comfort. I hope your daughter can be a comfort to you as well.

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14 Tasha January 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Thanks for sharing this post on the Creme list! And thank you for reminding me that amazing things can and will happen. I miscarried my first child 5 weeks ago and haven't really felt that anything amazing could ever happen again but reading your post and seeing your video of your beautiful angel Molly, that gives me hope and inspiration. Thank you!


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