Yep, its official the Canadian girl finally became a full fledged American as of Thursday May 22nd. At work they had a surprise celebration for me and I walked into a fully decorated office. What a wonderful welcome at my new job!
Had a great long Memorial Weekend, as Gerry was able to make it home for a short but sweet 2 days. We went tubing along the Salt River and just enjoyed some quality time together. It was SO awesome to see him and we both agreed that 'absence does make the heart grow fonder'. We are still trying to figure out how we did it for 10 long months when he was serving in the war in 2004??? Apparently we are both getting sentimental in our old age as it is definitely harder being separated now then it was back then. Without sounding too corny; we both agreed we have fell more deeply in love over the years and hate to be separated! Frankie was so very excited to see him, her tail went in circles over and over again.
We have been in constant contact with both the Docs and they have recently graciously asked us to be a spokes person for them on their new blog for Surrogacyindia: www.surrogacyindias.blogspot.com I am honored to be even asked to do this for them both and hope to do them and the company justice. We have already referred a few couples to them and hope their experience is as wonderful as our was.
We are still seriously looking into returning to India in late August for a second go around. The Docs are currently in talks about our options to hopefully increase our odds and make it a happy ending.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
My Amazing Mom (and Dad too)!!!Mother-in -Law extraordinaire!My beautiful step-girls! I can't forget my girl!!!Thought today would be tougher then it is, but I am staying strong and moving forward. I received an absolutely wonderful e-mail from my step daughter Kristin and a e-card from my Frankie girl (with a little help from Daddy).
I am more determined then ever to become a Mother. How it happens, at this point I don't really care, I just know I am not willing to accept the fact that I will be without a baby of my own. Surrogacy, natural or adoption... I will have my child someday! I can't imagine a life without raising children and so I know that this dream will be a reality some day. Hopefully sooner then later, but I will be patient and believe and continue to pray and hope for our dream to come true.
I have 2 exceptional Mother's in Canada as great role models and I want them to see what I have learned from them.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's and Mom's to be (like me)!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Well its been a long few days. We are just trying to wrap our heads around it all right now and trying to make sense of it. We are devastated, but trying to move forward. Its been very difficult for both of us to deal with the bad news being apart right now. Gerry is my 'rock' and I am lost without him. We have decided we are not going to give up. Although the disappointment is horrible, our passion to have a child is greater. We both want this more then anything. As far as what direction we will be going in, that is uncertain at this point, but there is a good chance we will be heading back to India in the near future.
I suppose what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.
We will keep you posted, and once again thank you all for your wonderful support and love through all of this, we couldn't do it without you.
Hugs and kisses,