Saturday, February 23, 2013
Quote from Emily
I cut and pasted this quote from a fellow surrogates blog. This is it. The essence of surrogacy. She could be speaking of me except my surrogacy journey has spanned seven years.
After all that I have been through in the last four years, I have finally learned what it means to be "retired from pregnancy, not surrogacy." These living children are a legacy of surrogacy. As long as they live, as long as their parents tell them the story of their beginings, I will never be retired. As long as I live, I will be a surrogate. And it is far from an obligation, it is a blessing and a joy.
I am a surrogate. I don't just grow babies, I grow families.
I don't think there's a better way to sum it up. Surrogacy is a lasting legacy. Years from now, when childbearing is far from my thoughts and my own children are blessing me with grandchildren, there will be six children in four families that will bee a part of my ongoing story. Surrogacy is never ending. It is eternal and as Emily says, it is such a blessing and a joy. I don't know how I found surrogacy. I don't know why I have had it in my heart to be a surrogate for over 15 years now. When I look back on the last seven years, I'm astounded by what I have been a part of. What an amazing ride it has been and seeing these men with their children, watching them evolve as parents and getting glimpses into their lives has been one of the greatest joys of my life.