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Family Update

I wanted to do a blog post today about the family. I haven't done one since, well, I can't even remember the last time I really updated everyone on the family.



I will start with Liliann, as she is the youngest. She started preschool this year in Mrs. Harriman's class. Mrs. Harriman is our angel teacher. Damon had her and now Lili does. She is THE best. The kids thrive when they are in her class and she always goes above and beyond. I couldn't ask for a better teacher. Lili has been… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

A Challenge to you Bloggers!

This is a challenge to all you bloggers out there. I want to see your list! WHAT DO YOU WANT????



I WANT:



EQUALITY



I want every single person in the entire world to feel like they are part of something amazing. Life. I want them to have the chance to succeed just like the next person. I want them to know they can fall in love with any one they choose. I want every child to have the same chance as the next. I want every single person to be just that, HUMAN. Not… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

GARTH BROOKS IS BACK!!!!!!

I know this is a corny post.....but I had to do it.



GARTH BROOKS IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



(insert me, jumping up and down, screaming my lungs out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)



WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO







HOW FREAKING EXCITING IS THAT NEWS!!!



He is going to be doing some shows in Vegas coming up soon… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Part two of my heart hurts............

I had to finish this tonight because well, at 230 in the morning, I more ramble than anything. So I wanted to make sure I got the information out here that I started out typing last night, but finishing tonight.







I talked a lot last blog post regarding Intended Parents not being their for their surrogate or the exact opposite, how the IP's are more into the journey than the surrogate.



What I did not get to was how it can be the same way on the other side of the… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

My heart hurts...............................

For most of my life, parts that I can actually remember, I have always put on an outer shell that has made me appear to be tough, and not caring. Showing those that I can handle anything and everything. There are things that bring me down, but I always bounce back quicklky, never spending the time to care or let others into that part of me.



I don't honestly know how to continue it, or if I even can for much longer. I have always been told that to be emotional shows weakness. That is… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

The first six years.....

When Ryan and I first announced we were getting married, we had mixed emotions coming at us from all sides. Some thought we were much too young, others thought we were only doing it because we were pregnant. We had one person tell us that the first five years are the most difficult of your marriage because during those five years, you start really getting to know how a person is. And throwing kids in there really shakes that up even more. So when he… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Who knew life could change so much?

Two years ago if you would have asked me how life was, I would have probably said, its fine. And it was. I was happy with my job, the kids were both young and we were a pretty normal, happy family. I was pregnant two years ago. Not carrying my third child. But carrying the life for someone who physically was unable. The journey was going smoothly. There were times I was sad that they were unable, due to distance and time, to come to any dr appts. I had not grown close to the pregnancy like so… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Life

How much of what we put out into the universe is true to who we are as humans?





It seems to me that life is like that of a work of theatre. You have your opening act, birth. You make your way front and center and become the one person that everyone pays attention to. As you grow you realize that people stop paying attention to every little detail that is your life. You start to become a diva as you enter toddlerhood. Constantly learning but struggling to stay the… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 7, 2009 at 9:02am — No Comments

A Word of thanks

Saying Thanks.







When someone does something for you so amazing, how do you say thank you? How can you possibly use two words that have become so over used in today's society, when it means so much more than just a simple thank you.



I am very grateful for the friendships that I have in life. Only because I don't honestly have that many. I have people who I talk to and would go have supper with now and then, but true friendships, I can literally count on the… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 7, 2009 at 9:02am — No Comments

Out of the closet!

OUT OF THE CLOSET!



No, not the broom closet LOL But the guys at work officially know that I am a surrogate, and they are cool with it. THANK FREAKING GOD! I feel like a weight has been lifted some. I was worried about the reaction as many of the people I work with on the dock are really close minded. And I literally had to explain the process because they had no idea it was possible to do that. SO yea, tells you how close minded they are.



But now that its out I feel like I… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 7, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

Mommy What is heaven?

Mommy, What is Heaven?



For the last two years, I have been dreading this moment in time. My five-year old asked me with a curious look in his eye. My mind raced, my heartbeat sped up. What do I say? How do I answer that question?



On Monday, September 21st, 2009, my husband lost his last grandfather to heart failure. We told the children that he died. They know what death is and are somewhat okay with the idea. They understand it when bugs and animals die, but they have… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 7, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

MATCHED!!! for gestational surrogacy journey #1

Surrogacy has been a part of my life since 2006 when I first started researching and reading stories about surrogacy. With my first journey, everything went so quickly and I was stunned at how fast I matched, contracted and cycled with my IP's. We did everything in almost 4 months and then became pregnant with Kyle and 9 months later that was it. The journey was fine and everything is good, but it never felt like a personal journey, more on the business side of things.



After Kyle was… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Equality

There was a tv show on today that I was able to catch while the kids slept called "Gay Marriage and the people stopping it:" or something to that affect. It was a recap of the Prop 8 situation in California and the other battles in other states. I watched closely, reading signs that people had made. Watching those in support of Prop 8 with their young children standing out yelling that God hates fags.



I don't understand how people's hearts can be so full of hate. They claim they are… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Living only for this moment

Living only for this moment





Hearing this today in a song by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood (love will always win), made me stop and I had to blog.



If we want it we have to go through it

fight for love and the world tries to break us down



these are two lines of lyrics from the song. And how true these words are. If we want something we have to go through it. I take this as, if we want love, we have to give love. We have to go through what love… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight.



One year ago my life was so very different. I can't believe in just 12 months how much a person's life can be changed forever.



From the wisdom of my BFF, my heart opened and my soul grew. I now realize that life doesn't have to be painful. There doesn't have to be hurtful words and angry exchanges. There doesn't have to be drama every day. I can do and be whatever I want to be without… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Imagine

I haven't heard this song in ages and it was on the radio tonight and wow did it really make me think!



here is the video by the way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okd3hLlvvLw



here are the lyrics:

Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today...



Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Written by a Surrogate, (not me)

Written by a surrogate (NOT ME):



For those of you wondering if the money is good.

In the last year of cycling I have:



given myself over 100 shots in my stomach



had DH give me around 100 shots in my butt



had a reaction to the PIO resulting in huge, red, itchy yet painful welts on both sides of my butt



been through menopause 4 times



been on the birth control pill 4 times



gained 23 pounds



bought 4 sets of… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

The movie Baby Mama

I have to write this post today to say something that is on my mind.



When you go to the movies, watch them at home or even online, please remember that things you see in movies most of the time—IS FAKE. Meaning, unless the words DOCUMENTARY or based on a true story——the rest is make believe, fiction, fake, just something to watch.



I rented Baby Mama. And let me point out somethings to all of you who think that the events that happened in that movie is what actually happens… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Winds of Change, posted originally back in July

he winds have changed. I can feel it, smell it. Summer is in full swing and yet things don't really feel like summer. The air hasn't been as humid as years past. And when it does get humid, it never seems to last. Temps haven't really been above the high 90's which to me, seems different. Last year we spent every waking minute we could at the pool. This year, not so much. We struggle to get there when it is warm enough only due to financial reasons or due to my work schedule. The kids love the… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Freedom

Sometimes life passes us so quickly that we don't have time to stop and realize that the choices that we make really do affect who we are as a person. We rush to work, school, parties and family events. We rush to pay bills, buy fun toys and raise our children. We are constantly pushing ourselves to the next level. When our kids are babies we say I can't wait for them to walk and talk. When they are toddlers we say how we can't wait for them to be preschoolers so they can do certain things.… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:01pm — No Comments

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