I met a girlfriend of mine for dinner last night who just turned 40 in January. The last time we had met up for a walk we had chatted a lot about the fact that we were both single and what that meant to us. Granted she is 8 years older than I am, but our objectives of meeting someone and having children are the same, hers are a bit more pressing than mine given her age.
Anyway, in January we chatted about how she was looking into a sperm bank and was telling me all about the process. She had found one in the States that sounded perfect - ivy league, references (both medical and personal) checked, job status and resume verified, I even listened to the voice of her top two contenders on her computer doing an MP3 interview. I think that she mentioned that it was $600 to $800 to have it properly shipped and delivered to her. She was also going through a whole series of fertility tests to make sure that everything was ok and that she could actually get pregnant. I was very supportive and very interested. This is one of my girlfriends that I look at and wonder why she is single?? and if she is single I am destine to be single for ever!!!
Anyway fast forward a few months and we had had a few conversations, chatted a bit, been to a concert together, but not really spent one on one time together. So were thirty minutes into dinner and she's SEVEN WEEKS PREGNANT!!!! It is so exciting! I can't believe that she did it. She is so brave. I am so proud of her. I only hope that one day she can give me enough strength to do it myself if I need to!
I have promised that I will be there for her unconditionally to help however I can. I wish her all the strength and support of a village. It's going to take all of us to help her raise this baby!
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