This past week I received two cards unexpectedly. I was touched tremendously by both of them.
I came home from work on Monday and was surprised by a card in the mail from my coworker. She is one of the only two coworkers that know the details of my journey. I told her briefly about our donor’s cocaine debacle last week, and she wrote the following in a card and dropped it in the mail:
“Isabelle and Bob,
I awakened on Friday with you two on my mind and felt the need to write – so… sharing my thoughts…
Living for the emergence of life… the fruition of an incredible journey that had its origins in two separate countries and cultures brought together in a third through a 21st century technology… the reaching out over space and time of two kindred spirits… bound together by a mutual love, joy, faith, bond… to a shared path, with many junctures, potential pitfalls, ruts, bumps, rocky steep climbs, protruding roots, boulders and stones to navigate through and across and on which many others would have stumbled. Two walking hand in hand, side by side toward their shared, firm, mutual destination. With great admiration for the inner strength, shared support, and unwavering belief in the end result. What a blessing to have found each other. What a blessing to those who have had a glimpse of or shared in your journey.
With constant support and love,
Such beautiful words that sum up our journey in such a poetic way. I was utterly touched.
And then on the weekend, I had the honor to meet my dear friend behind Dreaming of Diapers. You know it when someone gets you. And that was the feeling I got the whole two hours we were chatting over lunch. When we said our good-byes, she handed me a card. The cover of the card said, “Hope is the belief in things unseen”. On the inside, she wrote that she was happy to be finally meeting me, and that she was excited for me and my 4 embabies. She said she cannot wait to hear I am expecting soon, that she just knows it in her heart that this is my time. What a thoughtful gesture and such great encouragement that my dear friend is hoping with me that these embryos will help fulfill my dream of being a mother with live children.
Being loved, thought of, and understood is such a great feeling. Thank you friends.