As I said on my Meet the Founder page, all this started for me in the summer of 1999, it was then that I first encountered the issue of infertility in my own family. In January of 2000, when I actually took the leap into starting my own business, I wasn’t sure how it would all work out, I was scared, but also so excited to be embarking on this journey, not at all sure where it would lead, but eager to find out! That sure was a long time ago.
Recently my daughter, after overhearing me talking on the phone to a client about my journey, asked me, “Mommy, how will you know when the journey is over?” I replied casually, “When no one else needs my help”, but later that night it got me thinking about my answer, and about all the babies that are here now and how I never in a million years would have believed it if someone had told me that I would play a role in over 2000 babies being here on this earth, because of Loving Donation.
You see, for me, this is what I want to do forever. The rewards are so great, the people I meet and the stories they share with me invigorate me daily. I want to help, my husband says it’s in my nature, and I guess he’s right. No one understands more than I do the pain that infertility can cause, honestly, some of the women I meet are so strong, I just marvel at their commitment, and it stirs in me the desire to help them. Sometimes, when I’m interviewing a donor, she’ll be telling me about her love of music, or how she likes to curl up with a good book, and I have the thought, Girl have I got a family looking for you!
I’m always “on the job” looking at faces, everywhere I go, scanning the crowd, looking for that special combination of traits that I have in my head. Believe me, I’ve embarrassed my husband more than once by approaching a woman I see in the crowd and handing her my card and saying, “I don’t want to bother you, but when you get a quiet moment later tonight, please visit my website, it may turn out to be the most important thing you ever do!” You wouldn’t believe how often I’ve been told later by a donor that I’ve approached how special they feel and how they just can’t get over how I picked her from the crowd. To which I always respond with a smile, “It’s a gift, it’s what I do!”
When I hear that yet another baby is on the way, I have that magical moment, I feel that smile come to my face and softly I say a prayer of Thankfulness. I try everyday to fulfill your expectations of me, and I never forget that without you, my clients, I wouldn’t have been blessed with such a wonderful life. My heart is filled with gratitude for you, and for all you enable me to be.
In closing, I want to share with you that I am aware that you had many choices of agencies to pick from, and the fact that you chose Loving Donation to assist you humbles me. Thank You.
Loving Donation Inc.