So today we got a call from the church that had a prophets chamber and it is unavailable the dates that we need it. Hubby called at around 11 this morning to tell me. I won't lie, I was disappointed. But not worried. We were just going to have to bite the bullet and pay for a hotel. I came home and got online, ready to research. But first I had to check my email, visit a couple of forums and putz around a bit. While on BabyCenter.com (I am active on their EA board) and I had a few messages. I get about 4-5 a week with questions about EA so I was not surprised, but one was a name I did not recognize. The name said EA in it but it also had anonymous in it. I thought that maybe they wanted to know more about anonymous embryo donation and so I prepared to answer some questions. Imagine my surprise when I read the following message:
This is a hotel in Jacksonville that should be relatively near your
clinic. My husband and I would like to reserve a room here for you from
Jan 25-28th for your transfer. (I am assuming all goes as planned.) We
really like Hampton Inns b/c they are consistent, comfortable and they
have a good breakfast.
God has always blessed us when we were in need (or want, sometimes) -
often in unexpected ways and so we seek to pass those blessings along.
We would be so happy to take away this one stressor leading up to your
transfer so you can relax and praise God for His work in you.
I'll wait until I read that you're a "go" before booking it. Could you
tell me your last name so I know what name to put it under? (Or, if you
prefer not - just make up a name. I'll never know the difference. lol)
Best wishes in these last few weeks on preparation!
I have had people do something kind before, but nothing of this magnitude. And especially not from a total stranger. Since I have not shared a lot of what is going on on Baby Center it must be one of my blog readers that has decided to be a blessing to my and my hubby. And I am humbled. Beyond humbled. I am still in shock that a total stranger would do this for us.
So whoever you are, wherever you are I hope that you read this and know how thankful that I am for this gift. I pray that one day we can pay it forward and be a blessing to someone else in need.