I chose to give the gift of a child to a complete stranger and every day when I look into my own children’s eyes I know I made the right choice.
10 years ago I was told I would never have children. The news shattered me! I would never realize my childhood fantasy of one day being a little girl’s Mommy! For as far back as I can remember I have known that my life’s purpose is to be a mother, and the mere notion that I would never know what it felt like to have life growing inside of me absolutely hurt me to my core!
Along life’s path I was blessed with 2 amazing step-daughters, and then when I least expected it I was pregnant and later gave birth to another beautiful little girl. I have three precious daughters and I am living my dream every moment of every day. I breathe because they breathe, I am because they are!
When a friend became a donor I knew immediately that this was exactly what I should be doing too. I wanted to make it possible for other women who had experienced the pain of infertility to know the absolute joy of motherhood. I researched the donor clinics and happened upon Egg Donation South Africa. From the moment I first spoke with them on the phone I felt embraced and comfortable. I was treated with so much care and respect through each of my five donation cycles.
I was absolutely over-joyed at every pregnancy that resulted from my donation. I have an overwhelming sense of pride in knowing that I have contributed to a family’s future, that their child’s legacy will affect generations to come!
One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can!
It has been a pleasure and an honour to been associated with EDSA.