Surprise! It's an update from me!! I know, I know, I should update more... but when there is nothing going on, there's not much to update.
Now there is!
After hearing from my last IPs that they weren't continuing with surrogacy, I waited and prayed for about a week trying to decide how to go about finding another couple to work with. Then I posted an ad on the surromomsonline.com classifieds to see where that would lead me. I received a lot of e-mails from intended parents, and plenty from interested agencies, none of those went past the first few emails or conversations. One e-mail, however, was not from a couple or an agency. It was from a local infertility counselor who had a couple she wanted me to consider. I emailed her back and we talked over the phone about it and she sent each of us the other's information. It wasn't long before we were getting to know them, and decided this was the couple we wanted to work with!
I & J are from Texas (but not the Dallas area), have two children from previous surrogacies and have plenty of embryos to work with, and I'm so excited at the prospect of helping them!
Saturday was my psych eval with the infertility counselor who set us up. Meeting her and having lunch with her was so relaxed and like talking with an old friend, I was so pleased with how it went! Now this week we will be getting everything set up with their RE and try and coordinate things between here and where they live.
Until we talk with the RE and figure out how they want to do things, we have no idea when our cycle will happen, but we are praying for May.
I would be so thankful if you could join me in praying for continued good things for this match, and also if you could pray for I & J who have gone through a lot already but have had an especially hard week this last week.
Father in Heaven, thank you so much for bringing I, J, and their precious children into my life. I pray that you would prepare the road ahead for us, light the path we tread on, and keep our hearts fixed on you as we take this journey. Thank you for the good embryos they have frozen and for their previous successful surrogacies leading the way. Comfort I & J this week in their time of heartache, give them the peace that passes all understanding, turn their mourning to dancing and their sorrow to joy. Lift their eyes toward you so they can see the one they lost is not lost at all, but waiting for them. I pray this all in your Holy Name, Jesus, Amen.