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Caledonia, Northern Illinois, United States
I am a Thirty-Something mother of four beautiful girls. My love for them, and the joy I've experienced during this crazy ride called motherhood, has inspired me to help make the dream of a family become a reality for couples through gestational surrogacy. I've proudly helped A&T, as their lives were forever changed when they welcomed a son in April 2010 and K&S were blessed as parents in Sept 2012 when we welcomed their twin boys. I completed my final surrogacy journey Nov 2015 when I helped a wonderful local couple J&W and Big Brother add their family with the birth of twin boys. I am so very fortunate to have wonderful relationships with each one of my surro-families and continue to share in their lives.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Livin' on a Prayer

This weekend Jason and I had the pleasure of helping K&S celebrate IFs 40th birthday. We had a great time surrounded by their friends - what a fun evening. It started out with the ladies at K&S's place while the guys enjoyed some scotch at a cigar bar. We then all caught up for dinner at Mexican restaurant in Bucktown, wonderful food and a great atmosphere. From there we proceeded down the street to a karaoke bar. Our party took control of the mic and the girls and guys all showed off their rockstar abilities. It was a blast. K and I shared a moment when Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" began to play. We sang the chorus together while sitting side by side arms around one another - I think it's our new anthem for this journey we are on together. My IPs have been on the road to parenthood for 3 years now, the last year of that we've all be working together with one goal in mind - to bring them a child but in the process a friendship has blossomed. It's been a long road but we remain confident that together we will see their dream of a family become a reality.

We gotta hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
We got each other and that's a lot
For love we'll give it a shot!

Oh, we're half way there
Oh oh, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Oh oh, livin' on a prayer

Speaking of giving it a "shot" - tentative date to start Lupron is December 29th! Only about 6 weeks away.

And just for fun ... a pic of the divas.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

LOVE this so very much! You guys are gonna make a beautiful baby or babies very VERY soon :)