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Mar 08, 2011 - 65 comments

Ok, well, all... Here is the game plan... I am proud to announce : )
(sorry in advance that it is so long, it has seriously taken me 4 days to write this!)

My DH and I have been very blessed to have a Wonderful, Amazing person on this site, offer us her 10 remaining blast embryos.  Her family is complete, and wanted to make sure they went to a good loving home.   Her selflessness, and gesture has humbled my husband and I beyond words.    

After many hours of discussions between my husband and I, and tons of emails,messages on medhelp, and phone calls with the family that has offered, not to mention a ton of soul searching, we have decided to accept this wonderful blessing, this amazing ~amazing gift!  And one of the most amazing parts of it is.... I also believe we have also found life long friends in each other.  

Is it going to be a easy road?  No, to say the least.
Do we know how to handle things as the children get older?  No, I can't say we do 100%.  
We are working on that.
And, I am sure things will change throughout the years, how could they not?  

I do know my hubby and I will 100% be the parents. Of that, I have no doubt!

My husband and I are so excited and hopeful at this chance.  My heart is telling me that it will work, and that my husband and I will become the parents we have longed to be for so long.  For many years.

We have had so much disappointment and  shed so many tears starting with our m/c, and then several failed cycles.  Only to find out our RE should have Never frozen our embryos on day 2.  We were both so niiave back then.  Never Again!  We had already started to consider adoption, along with the refund donor program with a new RE.

My husband and I have already retained a lawyer and have begun the legal paperwork to make this all possible, and should be completed within the next 20-25 days.  

On a side note... I will hopefully be cleared to try again, from my surgery this past January, within the next few weeks (certainly by the end of March), and be able to do a transfer at the end of April or in May.

The donatee and I have already been in contact with the clinic my hubby and I  will be going to, and they have already received my hubby and my paperwork and records, and are in the process of getting us set up for what needs to be done before the transfer (testing ect.)  
My hubby and I will be traveling to the clinic where the embryos are to transfer.  I have a phone consultation today, Tues. March 8th with the doctor that we will be seeing.

Again, I cannot express enough the gratitude my husband and I have in our hearts for this person.  It makes me tear up as I type this.  I am simply humbled.  

Ladies, I know that I have said this before a hundred times, but there are such amazing amazing women on this site!  Do you know how hard it must be for someone to give up their remaining embryos to a complete stranger that was "ran across" on a chat forum on the internet?  We all know that embryos become your "children" as soon as that person on the phone calls and tells you how many fertilized and then how many were frozen.  We are attached to them from the very first second of their existance.  How could we not be?  

I laid in bed and thought about it last night, and I thought how wonderful it would be if it started someone else to start thinking?  I know there must be several ladies on here who have snow babies sitting in storage, and are done building their families. And have no idea what to do with them.   What if there is 1 person on here that stands out to you above everyone else? Someone you have smiled with and shared tears with and trust 100% even though you have never met them in person, or even spoke to them on the phone?...  What if you have seen them fail at attempts of their own, either with their own eggs through IUI or IVF, or even donor IVF? Or maybe they can't afford IVF, and are at a loss.  Afraid they will never be able to complete their family.  What if you could help them complete their familes?  You know that anyone on this site would feel so blessed to be given the chance to become parents either for the first time or again.  Would it be an easy decision?  NO!  HELL NO!  But, if it was something you had considered in the past, it might be worth thinking about.

Another Huge blessing is, we are doing Donated Embryos.  The cost is very minimal for the lawyer/paperwork, and then we just have to pay the cost of the transfer.  It is not like an embryo adoption or an adoption of an existing child, and doesn't cost thousands.  Such a blessing.  I really so sure that God is behind this opportunity. and again, I am very,very  thankful!

And, if this all goes the way I am thinking it will, every time I look into my child's eyes, I will think of the miracle chance my husband and I were given.  And on the off chance that we fail at every attempt with these embryos (I know we WON'T though (:  )   I will be forever grateful to the kindness of a new friend.

Anyway, this is our game plan.  One that I am so excited about!  One that I Know beyond a doubt we will be successful with. Thank you for your continued support through the infertility journey we all have traveled or are still traveling on.  I know I would have given up a long time ago if I hadn't found MH, I would have never been strong enough emotionally, or had enough knowledge to know that there is still a chance for me.  I would have walked away from my 1st RE thinking that I was broken (due to him telling me so), and that I was just never meant to have children.

It was through the inspirational  words and superior wisdom, not to mention the show of  strength of each and every women on this site,  that I have found the strength to not give up.  So many kind words and messages.  Shoulders to cry on when I have been so far down, I seriously thought I might never get up.  

Please continue to pray for my husband and me.  I really do believe we will be successful, but I must admit... I am scared beyond words to try again!

xoxo,
Melissa







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by hopeitworks, Mar 08, 2011
Melissa- I am sitting here crying for you. You have such a way with words. You really are one of the most amazing woman I have met on here. I am so happy you have found such a great,selfless individual to share a part of herself with you and DH. I think your words of encouragement to others in her situation will certainly make them stop and think.

I am so happy for you. Things are truly coming around. Good thing happen to good people. You deserve this. This will work. Early next year you will be holding a wonderufl blessing or two in your arms

Many prayers and hugs!!!

Leanne

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by sherrycoup, Mar 08, 2011
Wow !!!  Im soooooooo happy for you Melissa :)  It reminds me that there is still some decent/good people out there and i wish  you all the sucess with your new journey :)

Sherry

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by jenkaye21, Mar 08, 2011
A true miracle. Beyond happy for you.  God had it planned all along!  and He will see it though.  I'm sure you will inspire others by sharing, too.  Thank you!

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by usuk, Mar 08, 2011
Melissa - you sell yourself short love.

100% it is your attitude and your perseverance have given you this gift. You have let people into your story - not just your statistics (CD this, temp that, beta this, prog that). That is why someone feels you are the person to give the gift of life too.

I have made my BF from college the recipient of any extra embies from my next cycle. She is unmarried. Feel like she should have a chance. I have also offered to pimp out my DH if she decides to use her own eggs.

A friend outside the US has offered me her eggs from an upcoming IVF but I think in another country that is going to be hard to navigate (split eggs before fertilization, etc.) But I think the theme is contagious - help in any way you can.

Homestretch !

XOXO

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by Moma_Cher, Mar 08, 2011
What amazing wonderful news! I am so happy for you!! I can relate about being one of those who cannot afford ivf. It's so hard because the clock keeps ticking and my odds of success keep going down and it's simply killing me! It just doesn't seem fair sometimes!!

But now that I have read your wonderful uplifting news it gives me hope.  There are really good decent people in this world, and especially on this site ;0). What a beautiful woman she is to do this for you, and for your baby(ies)! It really touches me that some women can be so big hearted and do this! Big congrats to you and your DH!!

Keep us all posted and just think, by this time next year, you will be preparing for your little one(s)!!!

All my best,

Cher

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by karone32, Mar 08, 2011
Melissa -
This has turned out so perfectly!  I am certain that your positive attitude has much to do with it.  I am so very happy for you.  You know your path to parenthood now!  It's just a matter of weeks before you will be trying again, and I have a very good feeling about this time.  Best of all, with 10 blastocysts, you have a chance at any size family that you and your husband desire.  The fact that this is all relatively inexpensive is icing on the cake.  I can't wait to hear your BFP announcement.  I know it's right around the corner.



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by journey2motherhood, Mar 08, 2011
Melissa, you are truly blessed and I know more than ever that 2011 is your year! I'm very happy for you.

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by Alexis2358, Mar 08, 2011
What a touching, beautiful and inspirational story.    I'm so incredibly happy for you and so absolutely impressed with the selflessness of the friend you have met on this site.....talk about heros!    She is a remarkable woman and truly an angel.

I can't wait to hear about your good news and all the pregnancy days.

I'm so so so so SO SO happy for you.    Please tell your good friend how much of an inspiration she is and that she has touched not only you, but so many of us by her remarkable actions.   What a wonderful woman!    I hope to see so much more of this between all of us here on the site.

Please keep us all updated, you are in so many of our thoughts and prayers right now.

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by Des_a_rae, Mar 08, 2011
I admit..I was crying as well reading this.  Wonderful and truely inspring story.  As someone mentioned earlier..god has had this all planned out from the get go.  I wish you and your husband the absolute best. Hoping and praying we all get to see the pic of your well deserved BFP in the coming months!!  I also wanted to say that it's really touching that you found such a selfless person and shared this bond with!  A miracle in itself.  Hang in there, your time is almost here!  Best wishes, god bless!!

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by Kristyingeorgia, Mar 08, 2011
You are a very special person and those embryos are the luckiest embryos ever! I am so so very happy for you!!! You have so many people praying for you that it HAS to happen for you :-) XOXOXO

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by haz1104, Mar 08, 2011
This is Gods Gift to ur decency and the strength uv shown throughout the yrs...God granted u this opportunity because u truly deserve ....hope it goes better than u expect!! I'm so happy 4u and can wait to hear the good news!!

SSBD!!

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by nshapland, Mar 08, 2011
Melissa-- I am so happy for you. I, too, was crying when I read your post. It is such a beautiful turn in the story. Your friend on MH must realize what a devoted and loving mother you will be

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by globetrot, Mar 08, 2011
Wow!  I don't know what to tell you- how amazing and generous people can be.  It is your year!  So happy and excited for you!  

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by Eimir, Mar 08, 2011
Delighted for you Melissa, you never gave up and deserve this, you too have been selfless in helping and advising others, love to you and DH xxxxx


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by Hopefulcb, Mar 08, 2011
That is wonderful news Melissa!! I AM so HAPPY for you. There are some amazing women on here and I'm glad one of them could help you get your Little baby in your arms!!!

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by Trusting77, Mar 08, 2011
Hi Melissa,
I'm so happy to hear about the gift you have been given.  I'm even more thrilled that these embryos will have a chance at live now that you will be receiving them.  What a blessing both ways.  Best wishes to you.

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by wishing_hoping, Mar 08, 2011
I am SO happy and excited for you!! You will be in my prayers!!

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by mjmom69, Mar 08, 2011
What a wonderful, generous gift! No one could give you a better gift than that. I will be praying for all of you and waiting for your BFP!!!

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by sisi2399, Mar 08, 2011
WOW!!!!! Im on tears right now!!! This is a great site full of great woman!!!! Im so happy for you and I know this means a BFP for you next time around.  I am sure GOD has something very good planned for the couple that donated the blasts to you.  God bless you, your husband and the couple that is helping you.  Im praying for you!!!!

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by Sherri90049, Mar 08, 2011
What an amazing gift! I am so happy for you! Can't wait for your BFP and for your belly to get really big! You SO deserve this! What an incredible friend you have! And what a miracle this is! I was crying when I read it, too! So exciting! I've been on M/H long enough now to see women conceive, carry to term, and deliver happy, healthy babies! And I will be on here throughout your pregnancy and birth! And what a moment that will be when you give birth and take home your baby! I'm sure I'll cry even more then than now! Congratulations to you and to your friend! You are both amazing, wonderful, kind, loving women that both just made a miracle happen! I feel honored to witness it (thru M/H)! You're going to be an amazing mom! Best wishes and big huge hugs!!

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by retta483, Mar 08, 2011
congrats I got all choked up reading this :)  this is awesome news for you :)

Loretta

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by Kricket212, Mar 08, 2011
Hi Melissa,

What a special story this is.  If you can I would print all this out so you can save forever & share with your soon to be children.  What a precious gift "LIFE" is & for someone to be able to get you this gift is AMAZING!!!
I look foward to sharing/hearing more about this journey you are about to embark on.  This is the start of a WONDERFUL YEAR for you.

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by jennlaurin80, Mar 08, 2011
That is truly amazing ! There really are some wonderful people in this world to say the least. I will be thinking about you & your husband

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by Melissa_71, Mar 08, 2011
O Melissa,
this is really an amazing journal/story! tears of joy r flowing on this end for u. im so happy for u and ur hubby and truly amazed at the wonderful couple who donated their embryos. uve been through such a rocky journey and yet u r always so positive and u so deserve this!

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by kris71, Mar 08, 2011
Melissa, I am sooo happy for you! You and your husband deserve those embryos. You are such a great supportive friend to so many on this board.  This year is it for you!!!

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by mhv, Mar 08, 2011
Ladies... I am seriously sitting here with tears running down my face!!!  Each and every one of you lift me up so high, I feel like my husband and I cannot fail!!   You ladies will NEVER know what a pillar of strength you are for me.  You have to remember... Only 2 of my friends know what is going on in my life, and neither my family nor my dh's family even know we are still trying.  That is why I am so addicted to MH... it is the only place in the World I can be MYSELF!  The only place I can be real and show my pain... You ladies are THE BEST!!!!!!!!
Thank you to each and everyone!!!!!

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by melimeli, Mar 08, 2011
OMG I am so so happy for you!!!  I do believe that women that have had fertility issues become sisters and there is a special bond that occurs between us that only we can understand.  I can't wait to hear about when you get pg!  I  really cannot wait!

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by plumber43, Mar 08, 2011
Hi Mel,  you deserve this! Hugs and SSBD.
Xoxox
Melanie

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by mhv, Mar 09, 2011
Thanks to both Mel's!! : )      And you are soooo right!  We do form a sisterhood, no one on the outside could understand! : )

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by ltllitig8r, Mar 09, 2011
Wow, congratulations!  This is wonderful news!!!

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by rodeobaby, Mar 09, 2011
Melissa, This is truly awesome. I am reminded that I read an article (Time Magazine maybe???) where this same scenario happened and the family accepted the donated embryos, had two beautiful children from it, and per their agreement they donated the remaining embryos to another deserving family (when they were sure their own family was complete). Well the third family (which was also at the end of their rope financially with failed attempts) also had 2 beautiful children (6 in all to 3 loving families!!!!). Not wealthy families, loving homes. Best of luck to and wishes for a beautiful success story. I keep checking back just to see how you are doing. :)

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by mhv, Mar 09, 2011
Rodeo-

First and formost....thanks for checking on me : )  It means alot escpecially when your busy with 2 lil ones!  
I bet your enjoying every minute with them!!!!

Wow!  That is a Great Story!  I love it!!!!!    I hope we can accomplish at least the first 2 families : 0)   I am so hopeful!  It just seems like everything is falling in place.

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by shazza203, Mar 09, 2011
This is wonderful news Melissa, I am so happy for you. Hear's to a great year for all of us.

Best Regards
Sharon

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by nichumangel, Mar 10, 2011
Melissa,. that is wonderful. No one has ever said that a child has to be genetically related to their parents for them to be loved and called their son/daughter!! That woman is amazing too!  I have said the same I would give you mine in a heartbeat if i had any left, which I don't!  I know this will be the year, you will have one or two little ones in your arms in no time!!  Much love and luck Louise xo

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by CarlaLP, Mar 10, 2011
Hi Melissa-

What a wonderful story! I am so happy for you and think that the lady donating is an amazing woman. I wish you much sucess and soon! Please keep us posted on your progress. Maybe this is truly as case of "everything happens for a reason."

Best of luck to you sweetie :)

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by mhv, Mar 10, 2011
Louise, I know you would : )   Your the best!!!

Carla,  It's funny you say that... it seems as if everything has fallen right into place during this whole process. From my husbands new insurance, to my surgery, just everything!!!   I think there just may be some truth to those words!!!

Sharon- I agree!  Here's to BFP's All around! : )



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by Sobie, Mar 10, 2011
Thats so wonderful Melissa, I am so happy for you and DH that you have found an amazing woman to help you have your family. God is always with us and he works in many ways this is just one. You will be blessed and so will she from here on out not many woman would do what she is doing for you.
I have a MH friend who help me out too, it not many out there who would help a total stanger that only met online. this is a great gift to you and to her god bless.

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by Tarobinc, Mar 11, 2011
I just came across your journal.

All I can say is "Wow, how wonderful is this!"

I wish you the best of luck!!!!

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by seattleview, Mar 11, 2011
Wow - you really are blessed, and I don't use that word lightly or even really at all.  How amazing that you found a donor through medhelp - this place is incredible, isn't it?!  I wish you the best of luck with this new plan.  Your optimism and determination are so admirable.

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by IM43, Mar 11, 2011
Oh Melissa, I only just now read your story.  Tears are running out my fingers as I type!  Sometimes when the world seems so cruel, God shows us that there are people out there that are angels walking the earth!  What wonderful people to give you a child!  Give!!  Not sell, give.  You are the 2nd one now, who has been offered this gift from a friend, asking nothing in return.... yes, I'm talking about you too Mel.  So many of us have become friends, yet we haven't met.  Sharing such a personal and special side of ones life takes a lot of courage and I feel truly blessed by just having you all as my friends!  There are such wonderful women on this site that it overwhelms me at times, with happiness for some and sadness for others.

I am praying for each one of you and especially you today Melissa!  These babies(siblings) are really the ones who are truly blessed, as abviously both sets of parents are gifts from God!  You will find a wonderful, selfless way forward with these children on both sides.

My sister had a baby at 15 and put him up for adoption (closed adoption), didn't knwo where he was.. or what happened to him, very sad.  But, by the grace of God, she and the family found each other when he was 16 years old (15 years ago), and ever since then, they have all become such good friends (family really).  He is big brother to her children now and her children are essentially siblings to all of his siblings.  His adopted family has adopted my sister as well.  They all see each other at special occasions, etc.  I will cut the story off short, but it has turned out to be truly a blessing!  There is no reason that your children shouldn't know each other and the two families involved shouldn't keep in touch and be a support to each other through the years of raising these children!

All my prayers go out to you Melissa, your DH, the children and the other family.  God Bless!!

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by mhv, Mar 11, 2011
I wanted to share a private message I received from one of my mh friends.  She ask that I keep her anonomys... and I agreeded.  But her words were to wonderful not to share : )

I had to send you a PM to congratulate you on being Blessed by the beautiful gift of love that you will be receiving. I like that you not only were Blessed by this beautifully selfless woman, but that you then shared your story. Hopefully, it will inspire others who have thought about it (Blessing another with their embies) and now have the courage and encouragement to do the same, understanding from a woman who received the Blessing how wonderful a Blessing it would be to share.

I feel motherhood on the horizon for you soon Melissa.

Peace & Blessings,



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by Celeste9, Mar 11, 2011
Wow!! I am sooo excited for you. This is such a perfect situation,ii is just amazing how things work out. I can't wait to here about the BFP in the near furture. Tracie

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by Helen72, Mar 11, 2011
So glad for you!  Can't wait to read about your upcoming cycle!

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by mhv, Mar 13, 2011
Thanks Ladies for your support!  I am sure this isn't the answer for everyone, but for my hubby and I, it fit's PERFECT!  I am so excited, and everyday it looks like I am getting another day closer to becoming the mom I have longed to be for sooooo long!  I believe God is smiling at our decision, and helping everything to fall into place...piece by piece...

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by Moma_Cher, Mar 13, 2011
So happy that you are feeling so great about this decision it brings to mind this bible verse:


Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”




How truly blessed by God you are!!!!!

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by mhv, Mar 13, 2011
Cher-

Perfect verse!  Thank you for sharing!   I cannot believe the support this site provideds!  (OH WAIT!  YES I CAN!)

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by journey2motherhood, Mar 13, 2011
I'm so excited for you - I can't wait to see the day when you post your BFP and maybe twins lol!!

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by Mariana101, Mar 13, 2011
I am crying so bad!!!! This is a true MIRACLE Melissa.... OMG!!!! we are surrounded by angels and we don't even realize that!!
All my blessings go to you!!!!
LOVE YOU GIRL!!

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by Helen72, Mar 13, 2011
When do you start???????

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by mhv, Mar 13, 2011
Mariana~ You made me cry...again! : )    Thank you, your thoughts mean alot to me... you know that! : )


Helen~ I have an HSG on March 21st to clear me to ttc, and an u/s to see the thickness of my lining... then another af, then we can do the transfer.  So April sometime.  We will be traveling to do the transfer, as we will be going to the embies.
We are also still waiting on the legal work to be finalized.  I think that will go quickly though.

I am so excited!

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by mhv, Mar 13, 2011
I guess also, if I'm not cleared, they will wait on me : )  BUT I have ever reason to believe I will be.  I am saying lots of prayers anyway! : )

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by Hopefulcb, Mar 13, 2011
That's so great Melissa! There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for you! Things will move along fast for you now and I just know this will be your time! Do you have to travel far to get the transfer done? When after your next AF will they be doing it? This is such exciting news! You are on your way!!!!

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by mhv, Mar 17, 2011
Yes, we will be traveling to the state where the embryos are (TX).   I have my HSG on Monday 3/21, and a lining measurement next Friday 3/25.   As long as those are both OK, we plan on doing a transfer in April!!! : )   We are also trying to get our paperwork done through the lawyer (boy, they move slow!!) ... So, I am working with 3 doctors right now (doctor from surgery, new RE w/ embryos, and doctor here doing all the testing, monitoring for the first 2 docs), and 1 lawyer!  But, It will All be worth it very soon!!

Please continue to pray for me ladies!  I need those prayers! : )

XOXO
Melissa  

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by tones99, Mar 17, 2011
wow ... Melissa that is just so so exciting .. I have goose bumps reading this!!  Since I first found medhelp nearly 2 years ago now, you have never stopped supporting me and encouraging me .. I have followed your ups and downs closely and have hoped so hard that you would get lucky and get the baby you crave.  

I agree with another poster in that you are totally deserving of this!  What you have put out there is coming back to reward you .. I just can't wait to hear news of your success and finally see photos of you and your husband holding your precious bub.

I am overwhelmed at this family's generosity .. I have often thought about what I would do if we complete our family and have embies left over .. the laws in Australia are very strict surrounding donation .. it would be difficult to give to a stranger and we probably won't even get to that situation, but if we do, I will do everything in my power to make sure someone as deserving as you could be the recipient!   good luck honey .. I will be following your progress every step of the way!

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by globetrot, Mar 18, 2011
So happy things are falling into place! This is our time!

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by jessting, Mar 19, 2011
Im am so excited for you two!  This is amazing miracle you have run across...and I just cant wait until these blessing start to make there self know. Im praying for you girl, as you know...and I just know in my heart you have made a great decision..and everything will fall into place. You have been patient, you have done your homework, you have been faithfull....and know just wait for everything to unravel itself..as I know they will. This will just bee another part of your testimony when everything is said and one...and that my friend is goin to be an amazing story and journey to tell and help other people with!! Chat with you soon...XOXO,, JESS

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by mhv, Mar 20, 2011
Jess-

Thank you for your kind words.  It was through the help of hours of discussions with you on the phone, and your support, that I realized I was making the right decision in showing my DH what a wonderful opportunity this was.  You never ever judged, or said negative word.  You only supported me and cheered us on.  You are a Great friend, and someone I am very blessed to have met.  I hope to join you in the "mommy"ranks very soon!  

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by GiGiGiGi, Mar 28, 2011
Wow - i AM out of the loop.  Im just now reading that one of your medhelp friends has donated her embryos to you.  How wonderful!  How nice to see good things happening to good people.

I remember the first day i was at home with marek.  i was feeding the little guy and gazing into his eyes as he stared trustingly up at me and i asked myself, "Would I love this child any less if he wasnt biologically mine?  Or if they mixed up the semen and he didnt turn out to be DH's?"  and the answer that was screaming through my heart was NO.  it doesnt matter one bit how he came to be, the fact is that he is ours to love, and love him we will!

The gift of embryos is absolutely beautiful.  A few little cells with sooo much potential!

g

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by trh0819, Mar 28, 2011
Ahhhh, you're traveling to my state for your big day. Good things happen here, ya know  :-)  I am so thrilled for this opportunity that had been given to you and your husband and cannot wait for the next update!

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by mhv, Mar 29, 2011
Gi,  Ah!  Thanks for sharing : )   I am very hopeful!  I can't wait to get started!

Trh- Yep, I'll be in Tx! I am looking forward to it!

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by JessWishes2, Apr 02, 2011
Wow, the tears are flowing reading this. There really are some humble, honest and selfless people in this world, I'm not religious but if i were i would truely thank god for this side and everyone in it, i've met some wonderful people and know they are friends for life.
A massive MASSIVE congratulations for ur AMAZING gift.Looking forward to hearing about ur future news.
Jess x

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by mhv, Apr 02, 2011
Thanks Jess!  I am still amazed by her generosity.  To me, she is my true angel.  God sent her to me when I needed her most... and I will never ever forget her or what she has offered/given me!

I love the women on this site!  They have literally pulled me through some very dark, sad times.

I look foward to sharing great news someday soon! : )

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by bella73, Apr 08, 2011

Dear Melissa,

I don't know how I missed this journal entry earlier but today I read it......Oh my dear.....I am completely amazed by your story. Today may not have been the best day for me to read this but then on the other hand everything happens for a reason.

My poor dog is sitting beside me all worried because mommy is crying,sobbing so hard.

Thankyou for sharing your story/journey with us all. To the women who reached out to you and is now is your angel what a truely remarkable person you are. She has given you hope and sunlight when you thought that you would never be able to move on.

I believe that this is going to work for you. You have such a positive outlook on life. It is now your time.

I will tell you that reading this and your notes to me of encouragment has really helped me. I am grieving now and I know that I will soon have to pick myself up and move on. I am so happy to have met you on this site. I also am amazed at the wonderful people that are on medhelp.

Nic((((hugs)))

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by missienal, Apr 09, 2011
All I can say is WOW, your letter gave me chills..but It also was so inspiring.

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by juana105, Aug 05, 2011
Melissa,
This story is just amazing!!!
You are so blessed and wonderful woman!
And selfless- you did take a chance to ask other women to consider donation of their "snow babies".
I think letters like this one can have a huge impact on couples who still can't decide what to do....
xoxoxoxo

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