Monday, June 2, 2014

Doubly Blessed!

I am doubly blessed!

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. 

I feel so blessed to received such care packages from friends.  Not just any friends, but new friends.  Friends I have never met in person.  Friends whom I have never even spoken on the phone with yet.   And it is not so much what were in the packages (though they are very special), nor how much the items may cost.  But it is the fact that people, who are still almost strangers, care enough to think about me and how I feel, would take the time out of their busy lives to pick up something special to comfort and encourage me from afar.  Something to put a smile on my face.  And to be honest, it did not just put a smile on my face, but also made me shed a few tears.  Not out of sadness, but out of gratitude.

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.


  1. That's very nice, but how do they know your home adress if you don't know each other?

  2. I'm so glad you received so much love and support. This community never ceases to amaze. I'm so thankful for all of the IF women bloggers. Beautiful gifts!!! And I'm sorry about your negative beta...I'm just getting caught up on blogs. Hugs!

  3. This is so awesome! So glad about your new 'friends" reaching out to you!
    It is crazy that being in the infertility club is the club we never want to be in but we
    are a close group that protects and cares for each other because "we get it" as people from the fertility club will never get.

  4. I am happy to read that you are getting support in real time too.

  5. Glad you got such sweet packages! :)

  6. So very special to receive and have new friends who are on this journey with you. I love how God uses others to show love and compassion. Still thinking of you. XO

  7. So glad those gifts brought you some comfort. I think God often provides through community support so I hope you feel that in abundance. I hope you allow yourself to grieve for the embryos. You and Babe opened your hearts to them so give yourself some time. R

  8. Popping over from ICLW... What a sweet friend to send you such a beautiful package!