I don't think I am manic, but I am a little giddy. Yesterday I was frozen in fear, but today I am buzzing with excitement.
I want to encourage any family who is out there hoping to be a recipient of donor embryos.
As the donor family, you can't create a list of pros/cons or criteria you are looking for with a weighted value. Much to my dismay, I cannot run this through Excel to get the recipient family.
A match is made on a gut response.
I expected my inbox to be flooded with emails. It wasn't.
I tried talking with my sister about it, but she didn't want to. I think I was a little shocked that she didn't want to be a part of this Massive Decision. How on earth can I do this alone? But I have to.
My sister was fearful her comments would cloud my judgement or shine on something that may or may not be relevant. If I just feed her facts here and there, she doesn't get the big picture and cannot participate in the process. It almost trivializes it.
Wise sister, eh? (She is a reader, so you know she is beaming as she rubs this post all over herself.)
I had several families approach us with long emails, custom written for our ad. I had several families link to their ad without anything extra. I had several families basically just ask for the embryos. Crazy spectrum of participation.
I feel really good.