Monday, February 14, 2011

IVF #1 CD 23 "Just What I Needed"

Something every infertile has dealt with is sharing or not sharing their struggle. It was very difficult for us to open up. We opened up at different times with different family members and friends. Some of M's siblings that we don't see very often (once a year or less) we never actually told. Wednesday night (the night before our transfer), M decided that he wants to tell the rest of his family and, I agreed. He sent out an email to his family saying what we were doing, that it was very important to us, and could you please keep us in your prayers. Much to my surprise, we only heard back from the brothers that already knew! My family is totally the opposite problem so, I wasn't expecting the total radio silence. I kept waiting for the "good luck" or "I'm so sorry. Of course, we'll pray for you". Some sort of response to our very important email. Even M thought it was a little strange, even for his family.
I was totally put to shame today for being so selfish when I got my mail and there was a package full of Valentine's and a sweet card expressing love and support from M's brother and his family. I cried a little. It was way more meaningful to me than I think an email would have been. Somethings the internet just can't replace.It was just what I needed.


  1. very very cute. and the internet is no substitute for taking the time to make something

  2. Awww, what a sweet story! How wonderful! :) I too have had a hard time deciding if/when to tell people, but one of the best reasons for telling people is that they can do such wonderful, surprising things to support you. :)
    -Kristen from