Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Friday, November 5, 2010

They're everywhere!

Infertiles, that is! It amazes me at how often I come across someone that has struggled with infertility in some way. Today my sister and I got up at the butt crack of dawn to go stand in line outside of GAP so that she could get a free pair of jeans. Actually, she got 2 pairs. She dragged me with her so that I could get a pair for her too. I am a good sister!! There was a couple in line behind us and they had a little boy and we got to chatting. She asked if Maddie was our first and I told her yes and that we waited a long time for her. Not sure why I feel so compelled to announce this to people, but I do. Partly because I am always afraid that they are infertile and hurting and I want them to know that I am not a "fertile" and that there is hope. Another reason is because I never know who I might meet that might want to learn about Embryo Adoption. But I digress.....

After I informed the lady that we had struggled with infertility she then informed me that it took them 5 years to conceive their son. From there we talked clinics, diagnosis and meds. My poor fertile sister was bored!! So not only did I score a free pair of $60 jeans but met a fellow infertile as well. Good day! Good day!!!

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  1. It is amazing when you find those connections, when you least expect them. Glad it was a positive experience for you...and her!

  2. I think it's nice of you to share. I think there are more of us out there than we even realize.

    You are a good sister! Crack of dawn for jeans? Uh, no for me!

  3. I am always amazed at how many people have walked the infertile path. Just this week I learned of a coworker who had been going through treatments for the last 5-6 years and are finally pregnant. I had no idea.

    I always feel compelled to tell people it took us a long time to get our daughter too and for the same reasons as you. If someone else is out there struggling, I want them to know they aren't alone. If I can help them in any way to help them that day, then I feel that I have done a good deed. Even if it just to know that I can relate.

  4. I agree with Chelle.I think when you mention this it also opens the doors for others and lets them know that there is still hope and there are others out there struggling.Some people don't even want to talk about it.I think it is therapeutic well at least for me.Not everyone agrees with that.You were in the right place at the right time.I am rambling on but I rmember one year I happended to be in Walmart buying gifts for Christmans,when this lady starting telling me about her grandma that has cancer and her brother is dying of AIDS.I felt so bad for her,not sure if they were going to make it through the holidays.I think she needed someone to just talk too.I cried after I talked to her.I remembered her and her family in prayer.I never even got her name.ON another note--5 stars for going with your sister to get those GAP jeans.Haven't done that.Is it soooo worth it? What does your sister think?Maybe I might try that next year.


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