Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The heart of a surrogate

People ask me all the time, "How do you do it?"

I simply reply, "Why not do this?"

I have a lovely uterus. I have a proven track record of healthy pregnancies and births. I love being pregnant. I love helping people and making a difference in their lives. I have family and friends who support me 110%. So, WHY NOT do this? And better yet; WHY NOT help a couple who otherwise aren't able to have biological children on their own? The answer is so simple. I am a proud gestational surrogate because I CAN.

I look forward to the day that A & M meet their precious baby that I have carried and nurtured for nine short months.

I look forward to seeing the expression on A & M's face when they see and hold Peanut for the first time.

I look forward to witnessing a family created; a family that I helped to create.

I look forward to all the tears of joy and happiness that will fill the delivery room and I will be so proud of my accomplishment.

I look forward to the moment when A & M are able to take Peanut home and start their lives together.

I look forward to staying in touch and being a part of their lives as "Auntie Annie"; watching Peanut grow; attending birthday parties; and so much more.

I look forward to meeting the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

I look forward to doing this all over again.




Jeni said...

Beautiful post! So many reasons why!

Tiffany said...

I love the "why not?" reasoning. I totally relate. We had our yearly interview for hosting exchange students, and they always ask why you want to host, and seriously, why wouldn't we? We can, and it's such a relatively small thing to do that positively impacts somebody's life forever! How lucky for us that we have this opportunity!

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful Annie <3
xoxo EM