Sunday, March 08, 2009

Coming soon...WAIT!

I know I've been scarce this past week, but honestly, I haven't felt that I've had anything of worth to share with you...until now! I recently attended a seminar by one of my real-life friends, Kelli. She's struggled with infertility for 5+ years and is currently pregnant with twins!! She wrote and delivered a speech on patience through tough times. The sermon is entitled "Wait." Over the next few posts, I plan to deliver that message to all of my lovely readers, along with a few devotionals on patience that I wrote myself...if you know anyone that could use a message on patience through struggles, please pass my blog onto them! I would love to get some more readers listed on my followers (and I know that would motivate me to post more often). And if you ARE a follower, please don't lurk! I love to hear your comments!

In other exciting news, G & I met with my middle school friend, B over the weekend. She's the one who heard through the grapevine (where the internet/facebook/blogosphere & real life collide) that we're looking for an egg donor so that we can be a part of our IVF study. Up until Saturday, we had only been sending messages via facebook, but I wanted she and G to meet and I knew that I needed to catch myself up to speed on her life & catch her up to speed on the whole IVF/donor process. We met at a cute little (and delicious) restaurant for lunch and chatted about anything and everything...but mostly about her amazing generosity. There were times when I almost succumbed to the tears of joy that wanted to come out, but I kept my cool. It was just amazing to see how head-over-heels excited she is about this opportunity to give to someone in need. She said that she almost feels selfish and greedy doing this because it is something that she wants to do so badly. Her enthusiasm and optimism were so infectious that G & I left the restaurant aglow and hand-in-hand.

But, being cautious (okay, pessimistic) as we are, we aren't ready to get our hopes up just yet...see there's this person called a doctor...and he kind of has to approve our donor candidate first. And since she struggled with infertility herself (even though it wasn't related to eggs), we aren't ready to plunge into the sea of emotions just yet. B was diagnosed with endo at age 16...endo so severe that her doctors told her that she would never be able to have children. Way to turn someone into an adult, PDQ, huh? So after several molar pregnancies and miscarriages, they miraculously gave birth to their miracle little girl who is now almost 9 years old...after her birth, B had to have a partial hysterectomy due to the endo...so they removed her uterus, but her ovaries are still present and I'm told fully functioning! So in all reality, there should be no issue since her uterus is what prevented her pregnancies, not her eggs...

Wow, this all just seems so surreal. If someone had told me a year ago (whilst in the midst of our IVF cycle) that in a year, we would be a) trying for our 4th attempt at IVF, b) as part of a study, c) using a middle-school friend's eggs, whom I haven't spoken to in 15 years, I would have told you that you were insane...I mean, only real life (or lifetime movies) could write story lines like this...of course, with a little help from you-know-who...

9 comments:

Ter said...

Oh teri, I have goosebumps! I"m so happy that this (long lost) friend has stepped up and offered to help you out! I hope it works out for you that she can be a donor and that everything falls into place!!

Candi said...

Teri, I hope it all works out. That is exciting!

I'll be watching for your upcoming posts.....I'm certainly in need of some patience.

Tipp said...

So. Very. Excited.

Teri, God is using you so much. Way to be a part of His Plan!

Jen said...

I've talked to B a few times this weekend and she is just thrilled and thinks this was meant to be. I'm praying for you guys all the time!!!!

Kara said...

How fantastic!! I really, really hope this all works out for you!

Kristen said...

I got your e-mail today, and now, to read this post...I have tears in my eyes. You, much like me, are going to be a fabulous mother, just not how we planned for it to happen, but how God planned for it to happen. I've got my fingers crossed for you!!!

Amy said...

I have chills reading this post. This is so wonderful and I'm excited to see how this turns out!!!

Megan said...

OH Teri I'm so happy. I feel like I haven't commented as much but I have been reading and praying! How wonderful to be so hopeful! What a beautiful gift your friend is giving you!

Rebecca said...

Hi Teri,

I found you through Megan's blog ahwile ago and do "lurk" here occasionally. You have a very cute blog and an endearing blog personality!

I've had you on my prayer list and hope to see some answered prayers for you soon!

Blessings,

Rebecca