Friday, July 2, 2010
Angels on Earth
I have said it before and I will probably say it a million times again but I am TRULY blessed to have wonderful friends and family who support us! Today at work I got an e-mail from a friend, she asked what I was up to. I was a little stressed out at work and not feeling well so I complained to her a bit. She then asked me if I wanted to hear something that would make my day a little brighter? Honestly, the first thought that crossed my mind was that she was going to tell me that someone we knew was pregnant - and to be honest I was at the point in my day where it would have made me cry. I reluctantly asked her what it was that was going to "brighten" my day. She then replied with an e-mail explaining that behind my back she had been planning a fundraiser for DH and I to help off set medical bills and the cost of IVF! I was floored, I immediately began sobbing but for a GOOD reason! I was overwhelmed with emotion and it was as if a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I am not usually one to ask for help but just to know that that many people care and love for you is enough support. The financial burden that couples face with infertility is not fair. It enrages me every time I get a bill in the mail saying that insurance has denied my claim stating "plan exclusion - charges related to infertility." I will never forget the act of kindness and I promise we will pass it on to others. I will also never forget that not all couples are as lucky as we are and I will do everything in my power to work towards changing that. We will forever be indebted to anyone that helps us out along the way; whether it be doctors lending their expertise, friends or family helping financially, or fellow bloggers sharing their stories that others can relate to. Life is a journey not meant to be traveled alone.