Monday, February 21, 2011

Pay It Forward - ICLW

I was completely blessed when my friends threw a fundraiser for my husband and I this fall to help us fund our IVF. There are a lot of good people that deserve to become parents and it's SO unfortunate when such wonderful people are faced with the HUGE financial burden that comes with Infertility. My husband and I had MANY discussions about how we would finance our journey, if it was worth the financial burden to become parents, and the fact that we did not want to be in debt as we began our journey as parents.

My friend Mel and her husband are in the same boat that we were in this fall. They are saving for IVF. I wish I had a million dollars that I could give to deserving couples. She deserves to become a mother just like so many other wonderful women in my life.

You can follow her journey at her blog "Our Journey to be a Mommy and Daddy." On her site she has a link to a fund for her IVF and readers can donate. I have made a donation and only wish I could do more. If any readers would like to check it out I am sure she would appreciate it!

For those of you new to my blog you can get a good recap with this post. I appreciate you visiting and wish you nothing but the best in your own IF journeys. It's an unfortunate club that we are in but surround yourself with wonderful people and believe that your path eventual has an end that you will be at peace with.


Misty said...

That's wonderful that you have such great friends. Good luck with your journey!

Miriam said...

This club is such a mixed blessing. It stinks to be dealing with IF, but there is such a great community!

Good luck with your path!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

The financial cost of IF is almost, *ALMOST* as bad as the emotional cost. Blessings on you as you move forward on your journey.


Jacksmom said...

That's so awesome that your friends would do that for you! Good luck on your journey. Happy ICLW!