Very seldom do I find myself publicly sharing the most difficult times of my life. For the most part, I like to keep things positive and upbeat.
However, sometimes there is a chord that gets struck that inspires me to share a story. After watching the trailer for Disney’s new movie Delivery Man, a rush of emotions surrounding my own battles with infertility came to the surface.
When DH and I were married, money was tight – as with most young newlywed couples. Since we are both finance-minded people, we carefully laid out plans for buying a home, starting a family and saving for the future. We knew there had to be order to the process and that our life together needed to be built on a steady foundation.
When we finally decided the time was right to start a family, I expected overnight success.
That didn’t happen.
Test after test.
Month after month.
Year after year.
One treatment after another.
All without success. It was very discouraging and all I could think about was how it was impacting me. How my life was not turning out as planned.
But we didn’t give up.
After several years, we were graced with a beautiful daughter 100% our own. Worth every ounce of anguish. Every penny we spent. Every second we wondered.
Fast forward to now and I’m sitting watching the Delivery Man trailer. Funny how your image of something can completely change. I would have never stopped to think about how things would be for a donor. Or how a donor might feel looking backwards. Check out the video then share your thoughts!
In the film, Vince Vaughn plays an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life, when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father.
Mark your calendar: Delivery Man releases in theaters November 22, 2013!