A.R.T. for Elena
The costs associated with fertility treatments can be daunting. The estimated cost for Elena's required IVF procedures are in the $20,000 range, accompanied by medications that cost upwards of $8000, and a variety of diagnostic tests in the area of $2000. For this reason, We are reaching out to our treasured community to chip in and spread the word, so that our dear friend Elena can finally attain her greatest goal in life - the blessing of motherhood. She has done so much to help others and now is the time for us to give back! We greatly appreciate your supporting this fundraising campaign, and we are eternally thankful for your donation, no matter the size!
May 23rd at 6 PM PST
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Elena’s Unicorn Social Media Soiree
is the name of the group! Thanks again for all of your support! We look forward to rejoicing with you in honor of the upcoming arrival!
We have some very exciting news to share! Motherhood for our friend Elena is just around the corner! The fertility treatments you helped make happen were a success, and a long awaited little bundle of joy is expected to make it's arrival this summer!!! In honor of the occasion, we invite you to join us for a virtual online baby shower Wednesday, May 23rd at 6pm PST. You can tune in from home to rejoice in this blessed event! If you would like to send a gift for the mama to be, here is a link to some things she has selected to feather her nest in preparation for the new arrival, but please note that a gift is in no way obligatory! Your friendship and support are the greatest gifts of all! As you can see it's all unisex because the gender will remain a mystery until the birth! Thank you all again so much from the bottom of our hearts for supporting Elena in her quest for motherhood. This would not have been possible without your love and support!
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The child in me...
I have always wanted to be a mother. I wasn't always ready, but I have always wanted it. When I was growing up, my plan was to be married and pregnant by the time I was 25. So 20 years late and I am not where I thought I would be at all.
I don't know if other people do this, but when I wake up, the first thing I reach for is my phone. Addicted. Yes. I admit it. And the first thing I do is look at the Facebook On This Day post. I open it and start scrolling. Right now, it is Jan so its filled with photos of me at CHA and Art Venture. I'm dressed up and having a great time and doing my thing. I love seeing these pictures.
But the photos I am looking for are the ones of Matthew and Jake. If you knew me during that time, you will know it was the happiest time in my whole entire life. I have never ever felt the kind of love that those two little boys gave me for 2 years. I will never be able to hate Matt because he let me mother his two small children and I got to feel what I was missing and fill that huge hole in my heart for a short time.
So, at this point in my life. I have switched gears. From all of the sadness, depressed artwork and love of blood and pain, I am moving to my world of rainbows and baby unicorns and looking for a bright sunny sky. The child in me loves this place. The adult in me is teetering on the edge of a precipice, waiting to see if there really is going to be a child in me. I don't know how far I will fall if this does not work. But I know that right now, I am very very hopeful.