Monday, September 30, 2013

The Thing About Naysayers...

...they suck.

Often they shake your convictions and even your foundation.

I've met little opposition to the surrogacy journey. I knew at some point I would, and that didn't bother me. I'm usually not up for caring much about what other people think.

However, it stings when it is family.

While the details aren't necessary, it is important to share why harsh words can make such a little difference in this journey. Michael's mum has been overjoyed by the whole prospect of extending the family. She is incredibly excited to become a grand-mum. Michael shared these kind words she had for me this weekend:
I want to tell her how happy she has made my 2 boys and me. I want to say a big thank you to the whole family as it could not happen with out their help, so thank you all.
That, people, is the reason that hateful or insensitive insights don't matter.

1 comment:

  1. I have a family member who thinks I am in it for the money. psht.... While I appreciate the compensation, I want to inform her how little it would be after dividing it up among all the time spent preparing paperwork, medications, transfer, pregnancy, and on and on. I could just punch her in the face and let her know how ignorant and clueless she is. SHe has NO idea the feelings and effort and relationships that are made and formed during this process. SHe doesn't see the email correspondence and the love that is expressed from the parents and how it makes me feel.....Naysayers gonna naysay.....keep on keeping on!