AND I AM A SURROGATE.
*No, this has not become a 12 step blog.*
Today, while waiting for Skyler at the Orthodontist, I had a great time sharing pictures and our surrogacy story with the entire office staff. Yes, the ENTIRE office staff. It was quite fun. They wanted all the juicy details and I am always happy to give them! They laughed at some stories, cried at others and by the end of "story time", they were all thanking me for "making their day". I absolutely love the fact that I can share our story, not having to hide any information and people are ALWAYS supportive and so happy for all of us! Seriously! Pretty much everyone I've talked to is thrilled to hear about our story...and I've personally talked to a few (hundred) people about our journey! Sharing the beauty of surrogacy LOUD and PROUD baby! :)
While chatting about our story, one gal walked up and wanted to know what we were all having so much fun talking about! I replied, "We're talking about my journey! I am a surrogate...." and I had to stop for a moment. While I continued on with the story, in the back of my mind something had "clicked".
Had I misspoken?
"I am a surrogate".
Should I have said, "I was a surrogate"?
For the remainder of the day, I wrestled with the words.
I am passionate about surrogacy. It is one of the only things in my life that I have ever been passionate about. Surrogacy is, for sure, the only thing I have ever felt this passionately about. I am extremely proud! Although my body will not allow me to always be a carrier, I do believe I will always be active in the surrogacy world. I do not yet know specifics on how, where, or to what capacity that might be...all that I do know is that I want to be a part of it. I will always be a part of it.
And because of that, I have decided that without a doubt, I can now, and forevermore, say...
I AM A SURROGATE.