Saturday evening Mark & I had our chance for several things...our chance to accept an invitation to attend, and sit at a paid table for, the annual Ebony & Ivory charity event...our chance to go out together without the kids for an evening...our chance to get all dressed up...our chance to enjoy delicious food & the breathtaking grounds at La Caille...and our chance to relax and enjoy good company and adult conversation. And, even though we enjoyed all of that immensely, our evening was even more special due to another opportunity......it was our chance to sit at a table with each of the parties responsible for helping Lincoln make his way into the world, and into our family. Before Saturday we had never met the generous couple who donated the funds that paid for the in-vitro cycle by which we got pregnant with Lincoln. We also hadn't seen Dr. Peterson, who provided us with such exceptionally skilled and personal care throughout our IVF cycle, since the day he actually transferred our embryos. And then, the people (who we love dearly) who selected & contacted us, about receiving this amazing opportunity were there also.
Words will never be adaquate to thank all the parties involved for such a miraculous gift. However, it was so wonderful to be able to sit at that table with each of them and say thank you in person...and to show them pictures of our beautiful baby, that joined our family because of them.
We have truly been blessed (twice, in two different ways) by the selflessness & generosity of others...and we are reminded of this every day when we look at each of our beautiful boys. So, although saying "thank you" will never be enough, it sure feels good to get to say it...and Saturday it was our chance.