Three years ago I had an idea. What if AJ and I could do something to help others? What if we told our story to the world and showed people the hardship of infertility? What if speaking out eased others pain?
At a small gathering of friends I stated I started a non-profit and showed my first business card. The name came to me after searching a few other possibilities that were already taken. The original logo was drawn in purple crayon and scanned.
Letters went out to people in my life who may want to join a board of directors for a tiny charity with big ideas. Most people accepted.
This blog was initiated and I searched all over the Internet for ways to connect and spread the word. I found Stirrup-Queens. With that I found my community.
The community has spread enormously and so much has transpired.
Yesterday our board received updates of grantees from 2010. I was able to read stories and see pictures of the families we helped create. Unbelievable.
Our foundation has reached many milestones. We are learning as we go. We have had so much help and guidance from talented individuals willing to donate their time and expertise. As a collective unite we have enjoyed many wonderful moments and successes. Even though there is so much work to be done, we relish in the testimonial statements, the daily requests for help, and knowing that we can make a difference.
PFM thanks everyone who has donated, shared our website, blog links, bought merchandise, and believe in our mission.
2012 has many wonderful things in store.
"I heard your dreams came true."
This is a line from a song that popped out at me today.
I hope all of your dreams come true.