“On receipt of the news that her recipient is pregnant our beautiful egg donor had this to say:
I don’t even know what to say, I am totally speechless and covered in tears.
Thank you so much for informing me about this wonderful news, I really appreciate it.
I still remember the excitement and joy I felt when asked for a second donation for the same family. I instantly said yes! I just knew I had to do it, it felt like the right thing to do, despite the fact that they had to wait for a while, in the end it was worth it.
I feel extremely blessed that I was able to walk this beautiful journey of motherhood with you. I’m sure it must have been very stressful at times, but I’m so glad you never gave up on your dream of becoming a Mommy.
Since the retrieval I’ve been praying for another miracle for my recipient, I’m sure she did the same and now I’m praying for a healthy pregnancy. Nine months from now you will have the wonderful opportunity of meeting your bundle of joy and a cute little brother or sister for your first born, and then live happily ever after. You sure deserve it!!
God has been faithful yet again and I’m forever grateful I could be a part of it all”.
“Even though you must have been through hundreds of egg donations, I felt that you understood what it was like for me as a first time recipient. You were patient, and always available – you answered questions that I should have been able to ask my doctor but didn’t feel comfortable doing. You literally changed my life – our beautiful daughter was born 4 years ago and is everything to us.
Thank you Nurture xxx”
“It was no trouble at all, in fact the whole process was a breeze and I was feeling back to normal again on Monday evening – I am extremely pleased about the fact that they could retrieve so many and am really hoping the recipient is able to fall pregnant.
To the recipient family:
I came across a beautiful poem that instantly made me think of you.
“I Will Be A Wonderful Mother – Author Unknown
There are women who become mothers without effort, without thought,
without patience or loss, and though they are good mothers and love
their children, I know that I will be better.
I will be better not because of genetics or money or because I have
read more books, but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.
I have longed and waited. I have cried and prayed. I have endured and
planned over and over again. Like most things in life, the people who
truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their
I will notice everything about my child. I will take time to watch my
child sleep, explore, and discover. I will marvel at this miracle every
day for the rest of my life.
I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of
my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold, and feed him and that I am
not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another
shot or cry tears of a broken dream. My dream will be crying for me.
I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight,
this special vision with which I will look upon my child. Whether I
parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me
to, I will not be careless with my love.
I will be a better mother for all that I have endured.
Yes, I will be a wonderful mother.”
I know that you will be a wonderful mother. I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to go through this journey with you, even though we have no contact, it felt comforting to know that there was someone out there going through something similar and that I was in their thoughts as they were in mine. Also I would like to say thank you for my beautiful card, it might have been the hormones but it definitely made me tear up. You both will be forever in my thoughts and I wish for you all the happiness in the world and that you are able to make your dream of having a little bundle of joy come true.
I have no words that can possibly express my gratitude and admiration for both of you.
You will be forever in my heart.
“I always wanted to make a difference somewhere, somehow but I didn’t know how until I signed up to be an egg donor.
I also donate blood every second month and it makes me feel very good, knowing that my blood possibly saves someone’s life. With donating eggs it’s a little different. I’m not saving a life here, I’m helping create a new life – a little miracle who will grow up with parents who went the extra mile to have him/her, and there’s this unexplainable emotional connection that you have with your recipient. Although you know you’ll never, ever get to meet your recipient, you still feel as if you’ve known her all your life and you pray for her as if she’s part of your family.
I really don’t know how else to explain it, but what I do know is it makes me feel really, really good.
“So today is the end of my journey as an egg donor, but a new one for my recipient.
The Doctor retrieved 20 beautiful eggs today. I hope and pray that when they do the blood test that it will come back positive.
I feel a little sad because there won’t be visits to the Dr anymore, I’m going to miss all the friendly faces at the Cape Fertility Clinic. I would like to say thank you to Dr Matebese – she’s just awesome! Thanks to the Nurse who gave me two warm water bottles and two blankets because I was shivering after the retrieval, but there was no pain at all, and also to the other kind nurse who held my hand until I was asleep, thank you very much! They are all such wonderful people.
Thank you to you Melany for your support, I do appreciate it and to the rest of the Nurture team, you’re awesome!
A message to my recipient:
Thank you very much for choosing me to be your donor, I’m sure there were plenty to choose from but still you chose me. I feel so blessed and honoured, oh gosh I’m gonna cry…
You have no idea what this means to me, I cannot describe it in words, even if I want to.
The gift: I have no idea how you knew I would love it so much, I couldn’t wait to get home to fit it on. I totally love it, thank you so very much, I appreciate it!
In the meantime I’ll be praying non-stop for a miracle.
Thanks again to everyone.