After a very frustrating first few days of 2010, today, finally, was a good day.
First of all, today my husband and I were celebrating 14 years since our first date back in 1996. (Last year I wrote a post about our first date. You can check it out HERE if you'd like.) We didn't have big plans, but it's still a special memory for us and it had us both starting the day in a better mood.
Not long after lunch, Chuck called me from work to share some fantastic news. He just found out today that he has been chosen as Employee of the Year for his contract at NASA! I'm very proud of him and I think the award is very well-deserved. It has not been officially announced at work yet (so if you know him in real life, please don't mention it on Facebook or anything for a little while). He did come home this evening with the monetary award and he'll be recognized at the next all-hands meeting. I was so excited to get this news! I know he's great at what he does, but it is wonderful to see that appreciated by others.
This evening I was chatting with my mom on the phone when I got another call and noticed it was my doctor's office. I switched over and was surprised to hear my doctor's voice on the line. He said he was looking over my chart and wanted to ask me about what exactly had happened with this cycle. (You probably remember how upset I was about it in the last post.) I filled him in on all the details and he asked lots of questions. We were on the phone for more than 30 minutes and I told him how I honestly felt about the way it had been handled last week. I felt so much better after speaking with him, and he was very understanding about our disappointment. When I go in next month, we'll sit down and talk in more detail about all of our options and how we want to proceed, and he said if we wanted to do another IUI he wouldn't charge us for next time! Let me tell you, I was incredibly relieved. I was very honest and open with him over the phone about all of my concerns and I truly felt heard. I was beginning to feel like I was at the end of my rope and we desperately needed some good news around here. We are both so thankful that things are starting to look up, thank the Lord.
Chuck and I had to laugh when he came in with the mail shortly after that phone call and there was a reimbursement check for $30 for an overcharge at the same doctor's office! It was a day of good news at our house, and honestly it couldn't have come at a better time.
I just wanted to give you all a quick update. As always, thanks for your constant support and prayers!