Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What A Difference A Year Makes

One year ago today I wrote this post. I’d just gotten word that a possible embryo donation situation was not meant to be. I was still trying to complete one IVF cycle with my poor old eggs, even though I knew my chances of success were well under 5%. I felt rejected and dejected.

So I wrote about how I was feeling. I asked how people would feel about donating embryos to a single woman. As you can see, I received thoughtful, caring comments. One of those commenters has changed my life completely. (This is such an understatement! When I first read the comment I felt heartened, but I truly had no expectations that it would lead anywhere. Three days later I received an email from her basically saying, “Let’s talk.” Did we ever!

Today I am merely weeks from meeting this gift. Today this gift is doing a dance routine in my uterus. There is so much more to say, but words simply can’t do justice to my overwhelming feelings.

WHAT A YEAR!!!!

17 comments:

Calliope said...

I so hear you on what a difference a year makes!!! I am sooooooo excited for you, sweetie!!

Michelle said...

Yes, what a difference a year makes. I am so excited and happy for you! what a special gift!

WiseGuy said...

What a beautiful transformation....a transformation I would like in my life too....

Much love to the Baby and to you. Be good.

Magpie said...

Ooh, excitement!

meandbaby said...

What a nice reflection and it's nice to see how the donation all started. :) So very happy for you!

Niki said...

What a year indeed! An absolutely beautiful story is unfolding before our eyes and it geniunely warms my heart!

Genkicat said...

No Kidding! I love your story, and am so very happy for you.

Another Dreamer said...

What a year indeed! :)

Heather said...

I completely hear you about where you were a year ago...I feel the same way. How amazingly lucky and blessed we are...I feel it every day. I can't wait till you get to meet baby girl!!

Shannon said...

Thank you for posting this, Dora. I needed to be reminded that there is always hope.

Bella said...

I can't believe it's been a year, yet it seems like it's flown by all at the same time! I love your story and I hope C is well too, I miss her!

Kristin said...

I am truly elated for you my friend. Geez, at the rate I am going, your little girl might make it here before my present for her is done.

addingtothepack said...

Wow - what a great year! And a perfect illustration of hope and the power of the blogsphere.
Best wishes to you and your baby girl.

battynurse said...

That is quite a year. I'm so happy for you.

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

You and me both, sister.

So happy for both of you!

JC said...

Awe how exciting! What a year!!!

I'm here from the Ungaming on Mel's blog and I just relised I did it wrong and didn't leave you a comment. So sorry this is a day late! =)

I'm excited for you!

existere said...

It is absolutely crazy what can happen in a year. I'm excited for you!!