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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Show & Tell: Box of Hope

I haven't participated in Mel's Show & Tell in a long time, mainly because I didn't know what to show. Photos of a barren uterus are about all I feel that I've had to offer of late, but I finally have a wonderful photo to share.

I have a wonderful friend named Maria, but you must know that I have never met her IRL. We "met" on a Pregnancy Loss board and have gotten to know one another through the past couple of years. She has become a great friend that provides me strength, patience, and hope. Maria understands my journey and offers me a future through her story. (Hi EJ!)

Yesterday I received what I'm calling the "Box of Hope" from Maria. The contents of this box are my future.

As you can see, the box held a bag containing vials of heparin, some needles/syringes, and even alcohol wipes. WHEN (not if) I get pregnant again, I am actually looking forward to injecting myself every day with blood thinning medication in hopes that I can sustain a pregnancy. These goodies bring me good luck, as Maria received her heparin before getting pg with her precious EJ, so now we're hoping that luck rubs off on me. :)

I knew Maria's kind plans to send her leftover liquid gold to me, but I didn't know that another thoughtful gift would be included. You can also see in the box a precious picture frame. In the sweet note that Maria wrote me, she said, "And when it (the heparin) works, use this frame to keep your weekly u/s pictures." It definitely will be used for our future u/s photos, so DH and I can look at our baby as he/she grows through the weeks.

We are hoping and praying to empty our "box of hope" and use all of its contents very soon. Thank you, Maria!


Brooke said...

That is so sweet of her. I am glad that you are looking forward to the future and preparing for your bundle of joy.

Katie said...

Love it! Can't wait for you to use the little frame. Isn't she great?

Beautiful Mess said...

What an amazing gift! I hope all the good vibes rub off on you, too! Thank you for sharing this.

mrsmoore08 said...

What a beautiful gift! It's so nice to have a good friend like that!

Parenthood For Me said...

It's wonderful that you have forged such a supportive friendship.
I am reaching out to my fellow bloggers to introduce my non profit, Parenthood for Our mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those starting families through adoption or medical intervention. Please visit our website and blog and pass the link on. Thank you for your support. I look forward to reading your blog
Erica Schlaefer

Kristin said...

That is a truly incredible gift.

Queenie. . . said...

That is so thoughtful! I love the frame, too--I've never seen one like that before.

Molly said...

I love thoughtful people-- what amazing relationships people can develop online.

Photogrl said...

What a thoughtful gift!

Wishing 4 One said...

The best gift, what a great friend. Its so cool how many great women we meet online here huh? See infertility does have a few positives for some of us.

Brenna said...

What a sweetheart! I love the frame, and the positive vibes. We have a friend who gave us a bunch of meds during our first IVF cycle, and I had her rub them all over her belly first (she has three gorgeous little girls). Hope your gift turns out to be a wonderful good luck charm for you!

WiseGuy said...

How very thoughtful of your friend! And I hope that you need to empty that box soon!

Maria (MKC101103) said...

You are ever so welcome :)

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