Give your post a naughty title and your readers will click on it. Immediately.
Well, my naughty little readers, and for the record I love that you're all a little naughty, the F word I am speaking of is fulfillment. And for my EXTRA naughty readers, I'm not speaking of that kind of fulfillment. If you're grinning right now, you're naughty. Yep. Caught ya!
Over the last year and a half, I have fallen in love. With surrogacy. If you're taken aback by this news, perhaps you should take a moment (or many moments) and read through the progression of this surrogacy journey I have been on. Once Milena and Gustavo were born, the hardest part for me (other than saying "the g word" to Farid, George and the babies), was recapturing that feeling of fulfillment. Our pregnancy gave me focus, it kept me challenged, and busy. When it was over, I was left feeling a little unfulfilled. Here I had found something I felt so passionately about, something that gave me such a wonderful feeling of fulfillment and suddenly it felt...well....gone.
Here is what I wrote back in December of 2011, regarding how I was feeling about surrogacy at the time.
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.
Has my passion faded since then? No. Conversely, it has only continued to grow stronger as the days and weeks pass. I've been extremely fortunate to be able to play a role in the journeys of other surrogates and intended parents. It's the best feeling in the world to lay my head on my pillow each night, feeling like I made a difference, feeling like I accomplished something important. And surrogacy...well, it's pretty darn important if you ask me!
So it is with great pride that I share with all of you, that I have recently been given the opportunity to be a part of the surrogacy community on a professional level. This is an opportunity that the businesswoman in me has been longing for. Surrogate Outreach, Support and Marketing is something that gives me focus, provides me with a challenge and will definitely keep me busy. To know that each day, I am able to have contact with people whose lives are being transformed by surrogacy, makes me feel like the luckiest girl on the planet.