9.04.2011

A Simple Twist of Fate

I often think back to when I joined Twitter and I laugh. 

It is INSANE how much that social media site has changed my life. 

I had always been a huge believer in "Everything happens for a reason"...and I often think of the series of events that led me to this point. 

My husband got offered a job back East so we moved.  I reconnected with an old high school friend who pretty much introduced me to and got me hooked on Twitter.   I started to connect with lots of people like me who were struggling with fertility issues too.  This gave me an outlet.  This allowed me to reach out to people who understood.   This made me send a tweet to a guy who was from New Jersey who had fertility issues too. 

That tweet changed my life. 

Kenny and I tweeted back and forth about our RE's and our procedures.  We were going the IUI route while he and his wife were doing IVF.  I thank the lucky stars the day he got Jessica to join Twitter. 

My husband and I were struggling to come to terms with the fact that our RE recommended injections and we didn't have insurance for them and we couldn't afford the absurd amount of money they cost.  So we floated from month to month trying to figure it out....feeling frustrated and stuck. 

We never asked for their help and yet they offered it.  To me, that is a sign of an amazing person.  They offered us, two strangers, their unused medications.  The medications we couldn't afford....the medications that were thousands of dollars. 

The gesture was mind-blowing. 

The medicine worked the first time. 

To say we will NEVER be able to repay them is an understatement.  The stars aligned for Sweet Pea because of that tweet....because of Jessica and Kenny.

The true beauty of this all (besides both of our gorgeous daughters) is the friendship I have developed with Jessica.

I think our souls just clicked. 

I stepped out of my comfort zone and attended her baby shower where I knew NO ONE because I simply couldn't imagine not being there.  And in her true fashion, she made sure I wasn't uncomfortable..that I had someone to sit with and talk to.  I enjoyed every moment of that shower. 

And her sweet little baby girl....that I have been following since she was merely just cells in her momma's tummy.  I have loved watching her grow and seeing her play with my daughter. 

I can't wait for the future memories with our girls.

Jessica has become an amazing confidant, a huge supporter, and a best friend.  

Jessica and Kenny have changed our lives.

They have become a part of our family. 

So to my dearest friend....on her birthday (which isn't until technically the morning)....I know that you will truly have all the best in life because you deserve nothing less.  An amazingly beautiful person on the inside and out that has helped me out of my darkness, helped me fulfill a life long dream, and help me to be able to smile again...to truly laugh again....to finally be whole!

I love you girlie!!! Have a very happy birthday!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

P.S. Shoot over to twitter and tell @azoosbeyotch HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

P.P.S You should totally follow her and Kenny @infertilitynme...THEY REALLY ROCK!!!!

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