Infertility, Our Infertility story, Surrogacy

Butterflies (meeting our surrogate)

October 3, 2012

This past weekend, Erick and I went to meet our surrogate in person.  She is just an incredible woman.

We met at a botanical garden and went to a live butterfly exhibit. We picked this activity because it was family friendly and we thought her 3-year-old would enjoy it.  Once we were there, I was blown away by the symbolism of it all.  I couldn’t help but think it was the perfect activity given the circumstances.  The butterfly is known to symbolize fertility, hope and rebirth.  I have to admit that I had a little teary-eyed moment when this dawned on me.

It’s an amazing thing to lay eyes on the person that will help give you life.  I can’t even imagine a more precious gift.

It was so nice to meet her family, including her husband and two children.  I was nervous about it, but excited and in a good way.

Here are some photos:

Meet our angel.

Butterfly

Her sweet little girl

I loved this one!

Her precious 4-month-old

Photo op for Erick

Gorgeous fall mums

We are feeling incredibly blessed right now and so hopeful.  It looks like this is really going to happen, so we’d appreciate your prayers for all of us moving forward.

“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”
Exodus 14:14

This verse sums up how I’m feeling now.  I feel like I need to not get in my own way.  Push the worry out and just be hopeful.

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  • Megan

    Will br praying for you & Erick during this time! Just remember Deuteronomy 31:8

    • WhitneyErick

      Thank you so much for the verse. I looked it up and wrote it out on a card! 🙂

  • Ann

    Yay !!! Sooo excited for you !!! Sending lots of prayers for a smooth journey !!!

    • WhitneyErick

      Thanks for your sweet note!

  • Cory

    I seriously have goose bumps from reading this. I am very happy for you and have a good feeling about things. Praying for your continued journey. Love the verse!

    • WhitneyErick

      Thank you, Cory. Good to hear from you. Would love to see you sometime! 🙂

  • So super duper hopeful and excited for you guys!!! xoxox

    • WhitneyErick

      Thank you so much. We’re hopeful, too.

  • Lindy

    Lovely! Wonderful! 🙂 Can’t wait to read more as this amazing story unfolds.

  • Jay

    Whitney, I’m so very happy things are working for you down this route! Will be following your journey with excitement, and so much hope and prayer.
    Love the verse!

    • WhitneyErick

      Jay, so good to hear from you. I hope you are doing well. I need to stop by your blog to see what’s the latest with you. 🙂 Thanks for your note and well wishes.

  • Heather

    Lovely butterflies, lovely day. I think this is going to work out. Xxx

  • Beautiful post and photos. This brought tears to my eyes. I’m so excited and hopeful for you!

  • Amy

    So happy for you two! Can’t wait until it’s the three of you – I don’t believe in fate, but this definitely feels like the real deal just by reading your hopeful words and seeing the smiles on all your faces!

    • WhitneyErick

      Thank you so much!

  • I am so excited for you!

    • WhitneyErick

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Laura

    Whitney -I’ve read your blog for a long time. I am so happy, grateful, and excited for this to be happening for you! I send you so much love and positive energy. I will keep you in my thoughts/prayers.

    I want to say to you the same thing I said to my best friend when she had finally found her path to getting a baby after having been through so much pain/miscarriages/infertility…

    You have to be happy and not allow yourself to worry about worst case scenarios. Because what if nothing bad happens, what if the worst case never comes? You would have missed out on all the joy along the way.

    In other words: Don’t postpone joy.
    Be happy for this moment; this moment is your life.

    • WhitneyErick

      Laura, Thank you so much. I really appreciate the prayers. And, thanks for your note 🙂

  • Cassie Linn

    Hello,
    I am a loving mum of 4 healthy kids. I seem to have a knack for getting pregnant lol. I love it and being a mom! I am a private care nurse for a lovely elderly couple with Alzheimer’s and some family joked that I’m so good at it, I should do it professionally. After a good laugh, I am seriously considering this. I don’t necessarily need the money, even tho it wouldn’t hurt 😂 But I would love to help fellow parents find there purpose aswell! I started searching and they all advertise this huge pay check 50-60 thousand. I thought wow, what about the pre-parents that don’t have 50k laying around? They deserve to suffer by the hands of these kids too 😂 So here I am, putting myself out here. I am 35, in decent shape, honest and giving. My kids and I live in a 4 bedroom home in San Diego. My oldest is 18 and my youngest is 6 and I have full coverage health insurance. If you know of or are interested in meeting my family and I to see if this could work, please email me cassielinn28@icloud.com