I met up with four other ladies for lunch at one of their homes. The four of us were/are part of the Patiently Waiting support group for infertility and adoption. We met each other about 3 years or 4 years ago in the infertility support group. Out of the 4 ladies, one have successfully conceived a baby girl via IVF, another gave birth to a little boy in January after 6 miscarriages, another adopted a baby girl about 1.5 years ago, and the last has a set of boy/girl twins from embryo adoption that just turned 2. Of the group here, I am the last one that still have not brought home a child.
We have gotten together for lunch a few times before, but today we wanted to get together to see everyone before I leave for my transfer. It was really fun to have all the babies and toddlers all together in the same room playing. As we sat around the dinner table surrounded by high chairs, someone mentioned that hopefully in about a year, there will be another baby joining us at the table, meaning MY baby. It was so sweet.
We have been supporting each other through our failed IVFs, miscarriages and failed transfers. Everyone there really wants this next transfer to work for me as I am the last of the group. It is a special feeling to be around people who just "get it". Infertility is an exclusive "club" that nobody wants to join but you can't help being in it.
After lunch, the ladies surprised me with a bag of gifts. I was so surprised! They are totally spoiling me. They gave some some wonderful treats:
- A prayer candle
- Willow Tree "Friendship" figurine, which read "Friendship is the sweetest gift!" (So true!)
- Philoso.phy travel sized gift set, which includes a shampoo, bath & shower gel, a facial cleanser, and a moisturizer
- Neutro.gena bath gel
- Jim Brickman "Hope" CD
- Canvas framed picture "Friends make the world a better place"
- Lin.dor dark chocolate truffles
- Bath loofah
- Pumice stone
- Lavender scented soap
- Set of 3 buttons: "Believe", "Follow your dreams", and a cross
- 2 carnations in a white vase (vase not pictured)
|Wonderful treats gifted by my special friends|
|Willow Tree "Friendship" figurine|
"Friendship is the sweetest gift!"
By the time I got to the bottom of the gift bag, I was feeling so blessed and a little overwhelmed, I couldn't hold back my tears. I am so humbled and touched by how much these ladies care about me. This felt like a PRE-baby shower! I told them now this transfer just HAS to work.
Before we all left, the ladies prayed for me, my embryos and for my transfer. I love that they did that for me.
Today was a very special day indeed.
Now please excuse me while I go stash away my dark chocolate truffles with my luggage going with me to Knoxville.