Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My Parents Rule

We're visiting my parents for the holiday week and it's been so nice to be home. I love my family so much and I really miss them, especially now when things have been kind of rough for me. I'm so grateful that Seth and I can take time off from our jobs like this.

My parents are in the process of selling their home. I'm really, really sad about it. We moved into this house 21 years ago. So many wonderful memories were made in this house. I'm also really happy for them, though. My dad is the hardest working person I have ever met. Since before my sisters and I were born until now, he has always worked two, three, even four jobs at a time to make sure that we had everything we needed. They sold their house for tens of thousands of dollars more than they were expecting and I'm so glad that my dad will finally be able to relax. He's not going to retire because he's still fairly young, but there will be so much less pressure on him now.

Yesterday, at separate times, both my mom and dad told me that if Seth and I decided to move forward with fertility treatments they wanted to give us money for it. Actually, my dad offered to pay off the rest of my school loans so that I didn't have to worry about making the monthly payments while we wait for Seth to graduate. I love them so much. It means so much to me that they would do anything to make my life easier. I am so, so lucky to have them.

I'm not sure if I could take the money from them, even if we planned to pay them back once we had better jobs. Like I said, my dad works so hard (and my mom does too, but in a different way) and I have always been really careful to never take more than I needed from him. It will be tough to break that habit and not feel really guilty about spending the money, especially since the chances of the IUI's not working are really high. I would feel awful if we wasted their money.

Who knows what we'll do. For now, the IUI vs. surgery debate is back open. Seth and my mom really don't want me to do the surgery if our RE thinks there is a chance I could get pregnant without it. I definitely agree, I'm just terrified of making the wrong choice.  We moved our appointment to July 24th to give us more time to decide before the August cycle starts (hopefully it won't start, of course!) and I made the call to the surgical nurse to discuss scheduling the surgery.

That's all I can really do for now. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy my time with my family - especially my two nieces! 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you have an amazing family! And whether you take them up on it or not, what a generous offer. I hope you enjoy your week with them :)