Thursday, 20 October 2011

Pictures




Here are pictures of Hope. Not particularly good pictures but I have had a computer problem and can't upload the better ones. She is doing fine - and we are doing fine. We have moved from Marshall now to Minneapolis where we have to get a birth certificated, US passport and UK passport. Our time in Marshall was wonderful. It's a really small-town place but amazingly friendly. We spent a lot of time there with our amazing surrogate Mum and her partner. We will see them again on Saturday as they are coming to Minneapolis for the day. It is so strange. Throughout this whole processs the Agency just kept saying to me, 'It'll work. You'll see. It'll work.' And I never really believed them - but they were right. I spent so much time worrying about our surrogate Mum and it wasn't until I was leaving the hospital that I finally got it. I finally really understood it. The truth is that their are woman who are born to be surrogate Mums. That is their vocation, their destiny. They can carry a baby in love and hand it over to another woman and still feel love - but also let go without grief or difficulty. I think you have to see that happen in order to believe it. God bless our surrogate Mum and all the other surrogate Mums as well. They are extra-ordinary women.

7 comments:

Tommie said...

She is absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad she's doing well and that you are doing well and that your surrogate mom is also doing well. I think you're right, there are some people who are made to give this kind of gift to others. I'm so glad you found the person who could give you your daughter.

And thank you for your comment on my blog. You are very kind.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am just so pleased for you all. Some people might say how lucky you are. But I think people make their own luck, by perseverance and a bit of faith thrown in. Not necessarily religious faith but also faith in human nature. You dared to make the journey and now you have, at last, arrived.
Lucy

Tash said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful baby.

Ditto Lucy, she said it perfectly. And think of it this way: now you have this amazing connection to this amazing selfless person who did the right thing. How many of us have those?

Congratulations and love to all of you, surrogate mum included. xo

tree town gal said...

I adore Lucy's comment, too. We lost many little ones, including an adoption, on our way to our adored and hilarious son. Our journey, oddly enough, also took us to Minnesota; just a few states - and not an entire ocean - away from home. But I never gave up. I couldn't. And now -- look at that beautiful daughter Hope. I'll go back to quietly stalking you but I'm just too delighted for you all right at this moment. Three years later I still look with tears of joy at my son, gobsmacked by our "luck" of perseverance. May your journey with Hope be filled with utter happiness and laughter.

eggsinarow said...

OMG. She is truly gorgeous. Congrats! I'm so happy for all of you. Blessings to you, the fam, and of course your surrogate mum.

babywithatwist said...

Congratulations!! She is adorable. I had my son via a gestational carrier 2 years ago and can appreciate so very much your journey. I'm so glad she and your surro are doing well. Enjoy her!

Alice said...

Thanks so much for the comments. I think Lucy is right too. We are lucky - very, very lucky. But as another friend said, 'we took fate into our hands.' I never really thought of it like that but I suppose that we did. My all time favourite prayer is that old time one about, ''God give me the courage to change what I can change, accept what I can't change, and the wisdom to know the difference.' (Or something like that). I like it because that last line 'the wisdom to know the difference' sums up to me one of life's most difficult and important questions. When do you knuckle under and accept and when do you fight? I'm glad this time we fought. Thanks so much for your comments. Tree Town Girl - wanted to find your blog but couldn't. Maybe you don't have one. Thanks anyway, Alice