My Family

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Sunday, September 19, 2010


I feel so blessed to have witnessed so many miracles in my lifetime, and today was no exception. I haven’t been writing my blog for the past few months because I have been going through my own personal crisis (basically selfishness if I am being honest with myself). But tonight I was brought back to reality by witnessing a tremendous selfless act.

I just arrived home after being at the hospital for the past nine hours with one of my dearest and closet friends. She gave birth today to a beautiful baby girl (five weeks early) ~ but she won’t be taking her home, another amazing couple will be taking this tiny infant girl home. My friend is not giving up this baby girl for adoption; she has been a surrogate mother for the past nine months.

I have watched my friend endure morning sickness, extreme headaches, sickness from the extra hormones, untold changes and disruptions in her family life and normal routine and ultimately almost losing her own life so she could help this couple become parents.

I have been able to meet this couple several times over the past year so I was thrilled to be in my friend’s room when they arrived to see their little girl for the first time. The look on their faces, the feeling in the room, and the glow on my best friend’s cheeks and face were indescribable.

I could never thank my children’s birth mother enough for the amazing sacrifices she has made for me. I am so grateful to the many remarkable women in my life and the miracles I witness each day. Life is wonderful!


  1. This was a wonderful post. I am glad you stopped back by to share it with us Camille! I need more uplifting in my life right now. I have been going through a terrible personal crisis myself and finding a reason to live at all beyond "I have to" is honestly a serious problem. I think what your friend did was wonderful and I hope she feels so much pride and love for the gift that she gave them. There really is, no greater gift a human could give another. This is what has been going on with me, not to hijack your post, but somehow I know you'll understand. that's my personal blog, I don't post it on my work blog, its private... my clients dont know whats going on and I don't want them to know. It's too hard; too humiliating, and far too personal. Anyway, if you have time to go over there, under the about me section on the right hand side there is a link to the first post, which starts around August 3rd or 4th. That explains everything.

    I hope you share more with us Camille. We love to hear what you think and feel, even if it's just about you and not always just about the kids. But we love them too.

  2. She had her!!! YAYAYAYAY!!! Glad to hear all went well! This was a great post to begin my Sabbath =0)

  3. That's awesome! My sister-in-laws mom was a surrogate for her son and his wife. She's probably 50 years old, but she did it...amazing!

  4. That is so amazing!!! I needed that today!!!

  5. Wow, Camille that is so amazing for your friend to do. Thank you for the story. I can't imagine the emotions in the room.