A Christmas Request: Prayers for Tracy and Her Seven Embryos

For millions of children around the world, Christmas Day is focused on an all-knowing, all-powerful Santa considering their requests for presents galore.  For Tracy, a friend I’ve made through this blog, today is about praying to God, the Catholic girl’s version of Santa, to answer her prayers for a child.

Yesterday, Christmas Eve, Tracy, 41 and single, underwent her fourth in vitro fertilization (IVF) egg retrieval.  Today, she learned that seven of her 12 eggs fertilized, so today she is praying for the health and strength of her potential children.

All Tracy wishes for—this Christmas, or any other day for that matter—is to be a mother.  She will be a great one.  And, because of the outrageous expense of IVF, this is likely her final cycle. 

She—and I—believe in the power of prayer, including the greater power of a multitude of them.

So, today, tomorrow, Sunday and Monday, while Tracy waits for and then has her IVF embryo transfer, please say prayers for her and her embryos, prayers that this aspiring, deserving mother-to-be will be given the child or children she is meant to parent.

Thank you.  And, merry, merry Christmas.

UPDATE:  On January 10, Tracy found out that her IVF cycle was not successful.  Tracy, I am so sorry.

  1. Jenny
    January 8th, 2010 at 23:15
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    Do you have any update on her? It seems like she might find out next week.

  2. mk
    January 10th, 2010 at 09:33
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    She finds out today, and I’ll write an update…

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