There is a part 2 of the story of when Matt and I first met….
You see, very early the next morning my Grandmother passed away (that would be 4 years ago today). It was shocking and devastating as it always is to lose someone close to you. My Granny was so much more than a Grandmother to us. She was a best friend, a neighbor (literally), a caregiver, an advocate, and a very lovable tiny and talkative lady. I, and my sister, adored her beyond words.
That Saturday when she passed away is a blur. It was so bizarre to be at the hospital, the funeral home, at home with family I hadn’t seen in years and pictures of her taken just the week before, in my bed that used to be hers….BIZARRE! I was numb and in complete shock. So, when my cell phone rang I picked it up not even thinking. It was like “What is this thing making noise. Oh, maybe I should open it so it will stop. Should I say hello? Hello?”
“Hi! This is Matt, from Mercury. Ummm…. April gave me your number. I had a lot of fun meeting you last night so I thought you might want to come over or something and watch a movie.”
Holy cow….I totally forgot that I met that guy from the office at happy hour last night. I’ve had a crush on him for the last week and I finally get to talk to him and now he’s calling me to go on a date but MY GRANNY IS DEAD.
“I’m so sorry, but I can’t tonight. My Grandmother passed away today. I’m not even sure when I’ll be back at work. I forgot I had a job til you just called me right now. Wow, I guess I need to call in for some time off.”
“Oh, ok. Well, let me know when your back at work and maybe we can meet up.”
Yeah. So, the funny thing is that Matt actually thought that I made up that part (Grandmother died excuse) so I didn’t have to go out with him. Little did he know I had my eye on him for the past week and that I was never letting go now that I had his attention. LOL! Plus, when he got to work on Monday and they were passing around a condolence card for me he kind of figured out I wasn’t lying…
Back to Granny…If she were here I would tell her all the stuff that has been going on with me and the infertility. I would tell her about the study. I would tell her that I’m scared and excited all at the same time. I would ask her if she recognizes that baby angel medallion thingy.
I would have also called her last night after I got home from an amazing dinner with Matt at the Bonefish to tell her that I got my period. Because, let me tell you something: For the first time in the last 21 months I have never been so excited to get my period. In fact, I’m so excited that I’m posting it online for the whole Internet world to see.
I GOT MY PERIOD!!!!
So goes the saying….With death comes new life…
Today is the 4 year anniversary of my Grandmother’s passing. Today is also day 1 of my new cycle.
Today I begin my IVF cycle.
(I’m going to the cemetery today to visit Granny and I’m going to tell her all about the Infertility stuff and the IVF study. Obviously, someone is watching over me and I have a feeling it’s been Granny all along…)