The holiday season always inspires me to take stock of all of the blessings in my life. And the most wonderful blessing that I have is my son born through egg donation. He is almost 5 years old and has brought so much joy to our lives. I think often about the generous young woman who gave the gift that made it possible to create his life. Who is she? Where is she? Does she think about her donation? Is she married now and starting a family of her own? Was she already a mother when she made the decision to become an egg donor? Whoever you are, I want to express my gratitude and let you know that your donation resulted in the most beloved little boy. He has his father's smile and cleft chin and darling little dimples on his cheeks. And his eyes are huge and soulful. Sometimes I gaze at him when he is sleeping and try to imagine what you, his egg donor, must look like. Did he get his beautiful eyes from you? I remember when he was born, my doctor turned to me and said, "He is pretty enough to be a girl." And he is. He is not only a handsome little fellow, but he is so smart and compassionate. He runs into his preschool classroom and hugs all of his friends, girls and boys alike. His teacher this year told me that in all of her years of teaching, this child would be hard to let go of. He is affectionate and sweet natured and has a lovely little voice. He memorizes the songs that I play in my car and makes requests to listen to "Bamanda Lambert" (i.e., Miranda Lambert) and "15" (song by Taylor Swift). He cracks me up. So, although it is very unlikely that we will ever meet or that you will ever know this adorable, smart, amazing little guy, I want to say, "thank you," from the bottom of my heart. When you think about your donation, I want you to feel a sense of pride. You did something that you can feel good about your entire life. You not only helped someone achieve the dream of motherhood, you helped to create a living, breathing little person who will go on to make the world a better place. I am forever grateful. You can rest assured that I will love and cherish this child all of his life and will never, ever forget to appreciate the magnitude of the gift you gave me.