I guess I should give an update on what we've done about the letter.
I let it sit for a couple of weeks. I guess this was because I just didn't really feel like dealing with it, but also because I tend to jump without thinking and wanted to take this process slowly. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I called the Pope Paul VI Institute and spoke with a nurse and an account person to get an idea of what the schedule of procedures would be and how much they would cost if we had to pay the full amount ourselves (not that that is a possibility, but I wanted to know the numbers anyway).
Things aren't every as scary as they seem at first, and talking helped a lot. Now we have the "new patient" forms all filled out and ready to go. But I haven't sent them back yet.
I'm pretty sure I want to go through this process again. I didn't think I'd ever get there, but now it seems right somehow. I still want to talk and pray about it with my husband, but I'm pretty sure I'll be spending some time in Omaha in 2010.
But for now, I'm taking my time. It just seems right to do this slowly.