I got home tonight and found 2 different packages waiting for me at home. I received a care package from a L., a fairly "new" friend. She and I started getting to know each other a few months ago after she commented on my blog, and we started emailing each other. She has also gone through a long journey in infertility, and I shared with her my journey of embryo adoption. I received a nice card with a sweet note in it, some Ferrero Rocher (yum!), some dark chocolate nibs and some mints. Some things to sweeten up my day!
The other package I received today is from a very new friend, R. She is a blog reader and commenter. I am not sure when she started reading my blog but her words have been a huge encouragement and have been very special to me. She reached out to me via email the day after I found out about my negative beta last week. Though we are still just getting to know each other, I feel that we already have a very special connection through our infertility journeys. She blessed me with a beautiful card, a yummy smelling candle, a bar of French lavender soap, some dark chocolate and a very beautiful self stamper with my initial on it.
Again, I am amazed at how God can use people around me, *strangers* even, to touch my life. It may not seem like a big deal to some, but for me, this small gesture has touched me in a big way.
One of the blessings of infertility is that it has taught me that people can be generous not just with their finances, but also with their heart and love. A little thought and care can go a long way for the person receiving it. I am blessed to have learned this lesson first hand.