Saturday, December 7, 2013

helping others

I've always been really good at helping others.

Hosting a baby shower for a deserving friend.
Building homes for those in need and spreading the word of God.
Adopting a family for the holidays.
Organizing a gift drive for the Children's Receiving Home.

These are all things that I am comfortable with. Making other peoples' lives better or day brighter. 
But I'm not good at accepting help.
It's uncomfortable for me.

But after several friends expressed their helplessness regarding our situation and communicated how much they want to support us and make this journey easier on us, I finally relented. And my best friend set up this page to help ease some of the financial burden of our out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Humankind never ceases to amaze me. Especially at the holidays....such an expensive time of year. It warms my heart that people care enough about us to love on us in this way and keep us in their prayers as we embark on this next round of IVF.

CCRM IVF calendar - 13 days until injections

Some of our friends have offered to share the button above and You Caring link via their blogs or social media which has been a huge blessing. More than anything, I'm happy that our story is being shared to help raise awareness of infertility, the huge strain it places on couples, the great lengths at which we go to have what comes so easily to others and the isolation that many of us feel during the holidays.

If you want to help raise awareness but aren't infertile or don't feel comfortable sharing your own story, please feel free to share our story.


~ Megz ~ said...

sooo sweet!!! what awesome friends you have!

Sarah said...

You have amazing friends! And you DESERVE this help :) xoxo

Ashley said...

You have amazing friends! Excited for you as you start a new cycle!

Jennifer T said...

You are so sweet and I'm happy to hear of such a wonderful friend to do this for you! I'm excited to see you raise some money and have a fabulous successful cycle coming up!!! xoxo

Amber said...

Wishing you the very best of luck Jessah!!! xoxo

Emily said...

I love that your friends offered to do that for you! It's a tiny bit easier to ask for help when someone does it on your behalf, and clearly they are amazing friends! No shame in that!

Aubrey said...

Amazing. I love this and I love you!! xoxo

"B" said...

Yay! I am so happy you are getting help. I have been the silent kind. It was so hard for me to cope with that the thought of others knowing and talking about it freaked me out. You are much much stronger than I! It took us seven IVF treatments before we were blessed with our daughter and two FET and one IVF for the second. Never give up! There is always hope. Our third, if we are blessed, will most likely be through adoption. Praying for success and that you have a joyous holiday season!

Amanda said...

I'm so, so excited for you to get started again! I suck at accepting gifts too. : ( Glad that your friends are helping you out and refusing to take no for an answer! 13 days until stims… sounds like you'll be about a week ahead of me!!!

Caroline said...

How sweet are your friends! So glad you agreed to let them help you!!! Blessings!! xoxo

bellehavendrive said...

Wow! Your next cycle is right around the corner. How exciting! This is just wonderful Jessah! You deserve it! xoxo

ksirahsirah said...

Yay! You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am so excited you are starting your next round!

Charity said...

That's so wonderful!! It's great to have friend who care so deeply!! Love that!

his little lady said...

This is so wonderful! You have such great friends!!
xo TJ

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