We are still having issues conceiving a child. It’s been two years of trying and seeing doctors and still nothing. From here, we go to IVF. It’s pretty pricey and my health insurance covers none of it, but it’s our next best option. We’ve created a Go Fund Me page http://www.gofundme.com/y326k8 (my husband has made a kind of humorous write up about it and I think you will enjoy it…side note: we have family members who have not been thrilled with the humorous write-up-they think we are not taking this seriously!! People who know us, I mean KNOW us, know we are silly, generally happy people, so this write up really does reflect our personalities. To insinuate we aren’t taking this seriously has been hurtful. This is a big deal to us, and also slightly embarrassing. We wanted to make a spin on it that wouldn’t make us seem so pathetic? And also get some laughs and tears.)
I was completely apprehensive about making a Go Fund Me page mostly because I hate asking for help. And also, because I don’t like people knowing my business. I post a lot of pics and fun times on Instagram and Facebook, but that’s all it is. Fun times. Nothing serious. So to have this broadcasted so EVERYONE knows our business was not something I was not keen on. It took some convincing from my husband.
I have held off posting about it here-we’ve had the fund going for just over a week now. I am thrilled and humbled to death with what has happened in the last week. Family and friends really stepping up. Even strangers! People I don’t know! Sending kind words and donating. It’s not even about the donations. Just sharing and getting the word out is help enough. I feel like my Facebook feed has been blown-up with our plight, so I wanted to keep at least one of my social media platforms free from it (Tumblr). But then I realized I needed an outlet to talk about it and you all are open with me on here, I need to be open as well. We are going to keep the fund up for a month and whatever we have not collected we will make up the difference by bank loan or any means possible. Currently we have enough to cover the medications required, and that means a lot to me.
So if you don’t mind sharing my story with a reblog or Facebook share-I will be in your debt. We even have incentives for donation amounts on the fund page. If you have any questions, my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org you can also private message me here! And thanks so much for taking the time to read this, even that means a lot to me. This last week has filled me with love.