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.
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.