Last night Rob and I had a lovely date night. We went off to Church to listen to a beautiful sermon- but more than that our wonderful friend and her daughter sang last night. There is no doubt that they a so truly blessed. When they sing together I can't help but to fill with emotion. Normally I sing along at Church-- but I never want to miss the sound of their voices so I stay silent when they are up there and just drink them in as they worship together.
I can only hope to raise children as our dear friend Kim as raised her daughter and son. To watch them stand and worship and sing together- its beautiful and its so very rare. It was the perfect way for us to pray over our 9 little embryo's.
We went to dinner afterwards at a restaurant in Margate called Steven & Cookies- its right on the bay. If you live near South Jersey or ever come to visit- its a beautiful place with fresh food and a wonderful bartender if I do say so. You see my Uncle Bruce has been a bartender there for 17 years- so we sat at the bar and had a wonderful meal and chatted with my Uncle. It truly was a lovely date night out.
This morning I received another wonderful update from the embryologist that all 9 of our embryos are still growing and dividing normally. I feel like we are just so blessed. I know how lucky we are -- I have seen a lot of pain in the blogosphere lately and it further cements that we want to donate any of the left over embryo's so women who want to be mothers more than anything in the world can do so through the miracle of embryo adoption. I wish I could send some of my embryo's off to some of you in this moment. I know that they won't be children of your own DNA-- but I do know that they will be YOUR children and loved and cherished more that I could ever imagine. I am going to make EA a platform of mine through this journey and spread the word as far as I can about the miracle that it truly is.
Our transfer date has been set for Tuesday - which will be day 5. We don't have a time just yet. They said they would call tomorrow with my instructions and time of transfer. We are so excited to have made it this far. A lot of people have asked us how many we plan to transfer- the true answer is - We just don't truly know yet. Its so hard to say 1 or 2 . I think when we are there and we have to answer that the answer will come to us. I thank so many for you for your stories and input and advise on the matter- please know that I have taken them all to heart, but I just can't reveal our choice yet, because I just don't know for sure.
Our Church is doing a B90X Challenge- you can take part of all 3 parts of the challenge or just a single part-- or 2 parts of it.. its up to you.
The 3 Challenges-
90 Day Bible Reading Challenge- We'll be reading through the entire New Testament in 90 days
90 Day Serve Challenge- Commit to serving 90 days at the Church
90 Day Tithe Challenge- Commit to give your tithe (10%) for 90 days
I am doing the 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge. I am going to be sharing some verses as I read through the challenge.
Day 1- Matthew 1-3, I chose a few verses from each chapter that either touched my heart or that I felt compelled to share with you.