Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Haiti

Aaron and I watched the telethon that was on last night raising money for Haiti and I just felt the need to comment. My heart goes out to them. I can't imagine living in the conditions they were living in before the earthquake and especially not afterwards. If something like this had happened in our country, we would have had the manpower and the machinery to sort through the rubble much more efficiently and each person who died would at least be given a proper burial. The survivors are actually dying because they don't have hospitals to take them to.

The only true connection I have to Haiti is that Aaron and I traveled to the Dominican Republic (connected to Haiti) for our honeymoon and one other time since. We love it more than anywhere else. It's a beautiful country with amazing beaches and rolling hills. The poverty is incredibly sad, but somehow the citizens there look happy and peaceful. They are very warm and friendly people, and very beautiful.

On our last trip there, we went on a zip-lining tour in the jungle and our guide was a young man from Haiti. He had moved to the Dominican to escape the political unrest of Haiti and to hopefully build a better life. His story was amazing and he was an incredible person. His main dream was to attend college in the U.S.

Seeing what's happened there makes me think of him and of his family who still live in Haiti. And my heart was aching for all of the adorable little orphans over there. If we could bring one home immediately, we'd do it in a heartbeat.

I guess last night was just one of those times that I realized how good my life truly is. I have a beautiful home, a warm bed, clean clothes, water to drink, and a job to support me. Sure I gripe about things, and sure there are things I'd change a little. But I sure am lucky.

5 comments:

  1. It is so heartbreaking to see it all on t.v. I just can't even imagine. It really does make me realize just how truly blessed we are.

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  2. So true. This tragedy is definitely a wake-up call to appreciate all we have in our lives.

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  3. You are so right. What happened in Haiti is about poverty, not about a natural disaster. The San Francisco area had a similar size earthquake in 1989 and only 63 people died! but we had the means to both build earthquake resistant infrastructure and respond after it happened.

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  4. It is devastating and my heart aches for them, like Missy said, it is about poverty and not about a natural disater. It breaks my heart every time I turn on the t.v. and see the updates. I wish I could bring all the orphans home. :(

    It really puts things in perspective and makes me thankful for the things I do have.

    Great post!

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  5. You are so right, this was such a horrible tragedy and like you said they don't have the resources to clean it up, to start to even begin to try to dig through some of the rubble. Its so sad. I've been praying for these families. Its heartbreaking.

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