Also, AF showed up that afternoon, in all of her scarlet Christmas glory. I never thought I'd consider her to be one of my favorite Christmas presents. I'm so happy that the Provera worked. Now to see what happens next!
On Christmas Day, I drove to Wisconsin to spend some time with my cousins on my Dad's side of the family. My oldest cousin, J, is like a sister to me, since I don't have one of my own. They were living on a military bast in North Carolina when her two daughters were born, so we didn't get to see each other very often. When her husband was medically seperated from the marines, it happened with short notice, so they moved to her mother's house in a little town just over the border. It's nice that a they are now within driving distance, but it's still hard to get out to see them. I was so excited to give the girls their presents. Of course, what is Christmas without a little drama? My Dad and my Aunt aren't on good terms right now; J and I are staying out of it. So, I had to leave J's house early to get to my Dad. My Stepmom's brother is a journalist who lives in Japan. Because he was in town, we went out to a Sushi resturant.
All in all, a great couple of days. Although they were busy, I got to spend time with all the people I love, which was the best gift of all. I can't help but think that I could have a little one in my arms, or at least in my belly only a year later. I hope that everyone else I've been lucky enough to connect with on this journey will be as lucky too.