For those of you who have not heard, an amazing journey is about to begin! In a few short months, hopefully through God’s amazing grace, I will become a surrogate mother for some dear friends of ours, Rudy & Kristen. Kristen & I are co-authors of this blog and if you read one of the earlier posts, Kristen blogged about how we all met. Basically, Randy, Rudy and Kristen have known each other for the past 20+ years. I remember meeting Kristen for the first time when I went with Randy to his senior prom. LOL! (just thinking of my AWFUL updo!!!) Kristen & I really started getting to know one another at playdates during the last 3 or 4 years. She and Rudy are as sweet as can be!
I have been called, summoned, lead, etc…for this is my mission in life. One that is without a doubt the path that God has chosen for Randy and me. It’s not very often in ones life that they are so absolutely positive and passionate about the plans that God has made.
The Lord has been working in my heart for the last 4 years, preparing me for my surrogacy journey. I remember vividly the morning He laid it on all my heart. Brady was about 9 months old, sleeping just fine during the night. However, I was up at 4:30 in the morning with a strong urge to research and find out everything there was to know about Surrogacy. Why? All I know is that now looking back, is that God’s hands were wrapped around my heart at that very moment! He has been preparing my heart and Randy’s heart the last 3 ½ years for the opportunity to give the gift of life.
I have to admit, Randy was not on board with this at first, but through prayer, understanding and guidance he is as enthusiastic as I am about the chance we may have to give Kristen and Rudy a little miracle. Randy says that this whole journey will be worth it when we can lay that precious little baby in Kristen and Rudy’s arms.
TOP 2 Questions people ask me
“I could never do that”- The number one comment friends and family say when I tell them about our news. Well of course you can’t, its not what God has called you to do in life, but as for me, this is the path He has created for me at this time in my life.
“How are going to be able to give the baby up?”- Peoples! It’s not mine! I am going to be what is called a gestational surrogate; meaning the egg and sperm are from the Intended Parents (Kristen & Rudy). I am in no way genetically related to the baby. The moment I look forward to the most is the moment when I get to hand the baby or babies over to Kristen and Rudy.
I just want to say that I feel absolutely blessed to be able to become a surrogate for Kristen & Rudy. Indeed this is a match made in Heaven!
In closing, I leave you with a quote by the famous Mark Twain…
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.”
“So throw off the bowlines sail away from the safe harbor catch the trade wind in your sails... explore, dream, discover.” -Mark Twain