Sometimes miracles need a little help

InfertilityWhen I was in preschool, my teachers asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said I wanted to be a mommy. I wanted to have a little girl with long hair so that I could brush it. The next year, my teachers asked the same thing. This time I said I wanted to be a mom-mom so that I could be my granddaughter pink soap with a little girl on it (my mom-mom had just bought me a pink soap with a little girl on it). This mindset never changed for me. All of my life, the one constant, the one thing I knew was meant to be in my future, was that I would be a mom.

It was never taught to me. I didn’t grow up in a misogynistic “women are meant to have kids” kind of household. My mom and my grandmother were both extremely independent women. Education was heavily emphasized. Family was important, but so were my personal endeavors. I think I was just born wired to be a mom. I think that’s the way with some of us.

Sharon and ChadI have no doubt that is the way with a dear friend of mine. Her name is Sharon, and I met her through the blogging world 4 years ago. (You can find her The Real Sharon.) While we have never met in real life (I’m in Pennsylvania and she’s in Texas), she has become an important part of my life. We’ve shared private parts of ourselves. We’ve become real friends, distance be damned. And more than anything, she wants to grow her family with her husband. More than anything, she wants to be a mom.

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy a journey for her as it was for me. My daughter was semi-unplanned (we tried unsuccessfully for 3 months . . . . then decided to wait . . . . then I got pregnant the next month). Sharon and her husband have been trying for over a year, and now it’s clear that they’ll need fertility treatments . . . . which, of course, do not come cheap.

I haven’t interacted much with Sharon’s husband, but from what I know of him, he’s a great guy who will make a wonderful dad. Sharon I know . . . . Sharon will be an amazing mother . . . . I have no doubts! And so I am doing whatever I can to help them make their dreams come true!

Sharon and Chad are raising month through Fill Their Arms. It’s a non-profit, so all donations are tax-deductible, but all of the money also goes DIRECTLY to them for their fertility treatments and related costs! Please consider making a donation on their Featured Family page!

I’m also holding a Jamberry fundraiser. Between 10% AND 30% of sales under the fundraiser will go to Sharon and Chad’s Fill Their Arms campaign. All you have to do is order from my site and select “Sharon & Chad’s Fertility Fundraiser” as your party! All orders will receive a free gift from me 🙂 I also created special Infertility Awareness wraps. $2.00 from the sale of each sheet will go to the Fill Their Arms campaign. These have to be ordered a little differently, so check out the order form for instructions and message me if you have any questions!

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Please consider doing what you can. I promise you that you are helping a wonderful couple who fully deserve to hold their own little one in their arms!