C & I have been emailing back and forth almost daily. I am enjoying getting to know her. We are finding that we have so much in common that we can pass for the same person in most respects. We are both sharing our parenting woes and joys and our hopes for this experience together. We are also sharing photos of our families with one another. God has just grown a love for them in my heart so easily and so quickly; I think C & I will feel like best friends by the time we get to meet in person. Now, to get our husbands to become besties. :)
Sharing the News!
We (the hubby and I) have had the pleasure of sharing our decision with our small group family, other members of our church family, and our families. It was very important to me that I have support from those closest to me, so I was a bit anxious about sharing with everyone. To my surprise, everyone has been so encouraging...even those who I thought might be a bit negative about the whole idea. I was not looking for approval, but feel that all of the positive response is further affirmation for me in my decision to carry a child for another family. I am joyfully anticipating what God will do in me and others through this journey.