Friday, September 19, 2014

I saw my donor today

Although our donor is technically "anonymous," I know a lot about her.  Not only do I have her profile with photos and a lot of personal information, you may recall that I also found a personal website about a year ago that revealed a lot of information about her (I posted about that here).  

So when I sat down at my gate at the San Diego airport this morning and she was there, I recognized her immediately.  I could hardly believe my eyes at first--thought my mind was playing tricks on me--but I didn't doubt for a moment that it was she.

It seems like such a huge coincidence that we were on the same flight.  There are eleven daily flights from San Diego to my city on that airline alone, not to mention others, and it appeared that she was just catching a connection in Phoenix.  Also, this trip was just a quick, overnight visit for business for me, and the first time I'd been to San Diego since our embryo transfer over three years ago.


What are the odds that she and I would be on the same flight?


It was really interesting for me to be able to see her "in the flesh," and although I was very tempted to talk to her, I resisted that temptation because I didn't want to seem like a creepy stalker.


Life is very strange sometimes.

8 comments:

  1. That must be so crazy to see her in person. I can only imagine the mix of emotions you were feeling.

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  2. Whoa... That is really mind blowing. Like enough to make you wonder if it was only a coincidence or the universe sending you a message, you know?

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  3. Whoah is right. You must have been just staring. I know I would have been!

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  4. Oh my god that is so crazy!! I wonder about that happening all of the time! I can't even believe that happened to you! I am so proud of you for resisting the urge to talk to her! Wow!

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  5. Wow. I'm not sure I could have resisted striking up a conversation with her. Not about the egg donation but about anything.

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  6. Wow, what a trip. That is a strange coincidence. I can't imagine how that would feel.

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  7. Wow. I don't know what I would have done in your situation. That must have been quite a mixed bag of emotions for you!

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  8. This is fascinating to me. So many times, I have wondered if the couple I donated my eggs to have ever found me. I write so frequently about egg donation, I don't think it would take much for them to put the pieces together. But I've got to admit... it makes me kind of sad to think of them knowing me well enough to recognize me in an airport, but me not knowing a thing about them.

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