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:
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.”
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.