Friday, November 7, 2008

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all

- Emily Dickinson

As promised, my good news. Someone has agreed to give me her embryos. For the first time since beginning all this I have real hope. I’d forgotten how good hope feels.

My baby is coming!!!!

This situation feels so completely different than it did with the other woman I was talking with. While I’ve been hoping for a situation that just felt right, it’s been hard to have faith that it would happen. It’s happening! It’s really happening! My embryo donor wants to help me become a mom. We have clicked on so many levels, I truly believe that no matter the outcome, we are building a lifelong friendship. I feel so honored by her generosity.

I feel like an enormous weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

We have shed tears for each other. Soon, I hope we will be shedding tears of joy together.


Kristin said...

Oh wow...I am so happy for you Dora. That is such fabulous news. I just wanted to let you know that when you get your positive, you'll need an address for the baby gifts to be sent to.

Shinejil said...

Hooray, Dora! What awesome news! I can't wait to hear how the next stage of your journey unfolds.

Michelle said...

That is so Fantastic! I am so happy for you!!!

Billy said...

Wonderful news!!!

Anonymous said...

OMGF! so so so awesome! I bet you are in full Maria/Sound of Music/twirling on a mountain BLISS!

Cara said...

Dora!!!!EEEEEKKKK! That is amazing!!!!

Well - there you have it...the power of one post!

And, thanks...maybe I can catch a few winks tonight!

Seriously, soooooo happy for you!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Hooray! I am thrilled for you!

Jo said...

Oh. My. God. This is SUCH amazing news. I am so thrilled for you! Tell us more more more!!


Anonymous said...

So happy to hear this long awaited news!!! I hope it's smooth sailing from here on out -

Meg said...

Woo Hoo! Fantastic news!
So.. what's the plan? How soon are you going to get started?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you just *know* and things click. And all is right with the world.


battynurse said...

Congratulations. How exciting!!

Jess said...

Hooray Dora! Your great news is here!!

I agree with the others...tell us when do you get to start??

Yay!! Big hugs to you!!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Congratulations! That is so fantastic! And it's beautiful that you're forming a friendship with the donor and your children will have a relationship. Best of luck (with this cycle and the embryos)!!!!

Niki said...

Dora that is amazing news! I'm so excited for you! That was the best news I heard all weekend! There is so much renewed hope for both of us in the next few months!

Kami said...

Wonderful news! I am so happy for you.