- Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:18 pm
I guess it's about time I chimed in here. I've avoided it specifically because I don't think I can accurately portray how humbled and grateful I am at what is going on here. My wife and I have been trying to have a kid for seven or eight years now, and been subjected to what probably amounts to every test known to mankind only to be diagnosed as "unexplained infertility". In other words, there is nothing wrong with either of us. This lead to lots of fertility treatments, and then procedures, all of which have been unsuccessful over the years.
We've considered adopting for quite some time, and last year we took the steps to begin that journey. Since December we've had to turn down the opportunity to adopt 4 different infants because we didn't have the funds in place. It seems ridiculous that the process is so expensive, but I don't think there is any way around it. We've been saving and trying to figure out how to go about fundraising, but had no idea that Flatscaster (and many others) had already been working on this for some time.
The outpouring of support from you guys is remarkable. It's overwhelming, truth be told, that some of you are willing to help out and have never even met us.
Having a little rugrat around will certainly cut into my time on the water, but I'll have a chance to pass on my appreciation for the things I love to someone else, who can then pass it on to their kids, and so on and so forth. Worthwhile trade, in my books.
A long long slow walk in the spartina gives you time to think big thoughts and put your mind back into order.