I don't often talk about my work on my blog, but today I thought I would share one of the many letters we get every week. I have THE best job in the world. I am so very, very fortunate to do the work I do. (Posted with permission)
" Hi Tertia, On the 20th October 2010, I emailed you at the Nurture web site in regards to organising a egg donor.
Today I am looking at the hard work that our struggles we have overcome, our daughter now 17 months of age time has flown by and we have never been happier, our little family now is complete.
16 cycles and 1 miscarriage, and losing my daughters twin during the first trimester was worth every jab of a needle, every discomfort of bloatedness , every negative thought towards myself, every negative word from that absent minded friend, every envious look towards your pregnant friends and strangers at work parties and the shops, every tear that was shed.
I am so lucky to have a beautiful daughter who adores her daddy and me.
It the one and only thing that my husband and I wanted was to be parents, to hear my name not called by your first name but the word that melts your heart mummy.
I want to thank you for all the emails and encouragement that you have given not only to me but to all women that are struggling with infertility, I have been so busy with being a mum work and life, I am sending this email to you to let you know you are a inspiration and a wonderful person. I know it’s a little late.
Thank you for your blog and in time we intend to return to South Africa with our daughter to let her know what a wonderful country she started from and that she was very very wanted,, and always will be unconditionally loved.
Thank you Tertia
We are sending you big hugs to you and your colleagues at Nurture
I am going to use this opportunity to ask for help!
* If you are under 33 and healthy, please consider becoming an egg donor - you could be giving the gift of life to a couple like S & G above. Visit this page to find out more: http://www.nurture.co.za/donor-application/
* If you between the age of 21 and 42, healthy and you already have a child of your own, consider becoming a surrogate mother. We have such a looong waiting list of people who need a surrogate. Visit www.surrogacy.co.za for more information.
For more information about the egg donor program in South Africa visit the Nurture page www.nurture.co.za.