Closing time

There are always forces at work, gears turning and cranks shifting. Cause and effect, effect and cause, hows and whys – it is this continual flux of one thing after the other which strings the events of our lives together. Good or bad, things happen, and though we might want them, the reasons why aren't always ours to know. We can't always see how something in March begins unlocking something for September. People come together and find themselves linked in ways unexpected.

Mia's transfer went beautifully. She had four blasts, two of which survived the thaw and were transferred to her. She's somewhere over the Atlantic now, on her way back to Europe with her precious cargo and her dreams and her visualization that this event is the first link that will shift her chain of cause and effect for the better. There will always be the bond of friendship between us, but for our surrogacy journey together, there is closure.

And today, an opening.

I've matched.

We've talked for months about what we each wanted for our separate paths, not knowing that our paths were leading us to each other.

The answer was just under our noses. No, fingertips – it was just under our fingertips.

I have new intended parents.

And someone, one of us, has the possibility of a renewal.

This is our beginning.


  1. Intending To Be Parents on September 7, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    That’s wonderful that you both found each other! I look forward to reading along!

  2. luna on September 7, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    hooray for mia, for you, and your new IPs!

  3. tash on September 7, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Squeeeeeee! Wowie I’m excited, and I don’t get excited often anymore! Hanging on a thread. Sounds like finding the one you love has been your best friend the entire time.
    And please keep us up to speed with Mia, if you wouldn’t mind.

  4. debbie on September 7, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Congratulations Moxie! That is awesome, for you and for Mia. I wish you could tell us all about your new IP (or IPs) but I’ll settle for watching this new journey unfold.
    Wishing you all the best!

  5. Carrie on September 7, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I already told you how excited I am for all parties involved! Twins, twins, twins!!!

  6. Amber on September 7, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I’m so happy and hopeful for Mia and can’t wait to follow you on this newest journey. Good luck and best wishes all around!
    This post reminded me of how I felt reading A Prayer for Owen Meany. There were all these seemingly random events over the course of the book, and suddenly in the last 50 pages they all became so relevant and perfect. The whole world was aligning for the climax – it’s just that no one could see it coming.

  7. Andrea on September 7, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    that is so fabulous for mia.
    and i am glad you found new IP!

  8. My Reality on September 7, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    My heart is filled with joy with the possibilities.

  9. Kari on September 7, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I am so very happy for you, Moxie!

  10. Miss W on September 8, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Congratulations all around!

  11. k77 on September 8, 2008 at 5:56 am

    How exciting! And wishing the best for Mia & Urs as well.

  12. SCY on September 8, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Oh oh, my heart is bursting for Mia and Urs! Please let us know how it all turns out for them (if they don’t mind the sharing of course)… I’m pulling for them…
    AND new IP’s!!! Whoo whee!!! Can’t wait to hear about it but something tells me there is a history there 😉

  13. Calliope on September 8, 2008 at 8:31 am

    wonderful news for Mia.
    As for the matching- I got serious chills. SO SO exciting!! It feels like it is unfolding to be one of those “meant to be” situations. Oh please, Universe, let this be magic!

  14. Jendeis on September 8, 2008 at 10:39 am

    SO happy that everything seems to be going right. Hope that things continue to go well.

  15. Becky on September 8, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Wonderful news! Simply wonderful.

  16. Alicia on September 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    yupppeee!! that is wonderful news! Can’t wait to read about the journey.

  17. Alex on September 8, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    How exciting for Mia! And, congratulations to you and your new IPs on finding each other. I hope you will enjoy a wonderful and safe journey that will bring them closer to achieving the family of their dreams.

  18. Shea on September 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Congratulations all the way around! Can’t wait to hear more! You are all in my prayers!

  19. M on September 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    What an amazing, wonderful person you are – and I’m here the whole way for your journey and that of your incredibly brave, special IP’s….

  20. Io on September 8, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Oh, I am so happy for everyone! And the IP situation sounds kick ass.

  21. MomMega on September 8, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I am so happy for Mia, for you and your IP’s. Fingers crossed on all accounts!

  22. anymommy on September 8, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I love, love, love the first paragraph of this post. It just hit this spot in my heart, you know? Of course you do, you wrote it. But, yes, you just have to keep moving things forward the best you can because you just never know how that little March moment will explode in the future into something wonderful.
    I am so, so, happy for Mia and will be following your new journey with a fluttery, joyous heart. Congratulations.

  23. sara on September 9, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Moxie – congrats on being matched! I’m so happy to hear that Mia’s cycle went well too, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for her. I can’t wait to hear about your next steps in the process, but what a great beginning to a new journey for you and the couple you’re sharing it with.

  24. Kristen on September 9, 2008 at 11:08 am

    That’s so exciting!

  25. Jen on September 10, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Yay! I am so very happy for you and the couple!