For example. ....
I recently learned that a follower of this blog, Jen, knows my first cousin in Kansas. Kansas. Really? We're planning to potentially meet up next week in L.A.
Jenni, of Love Makes a Family fame, was my first contact in my second search for this world. She was my first contact at Circle Surrogacy. While I ultimately chose to work with Growing Generations, we remain friends. An odd type of instant kinship I can't really explain.
I met Duska, who has been my personal cheerleader and support system for months now. I can't wait to meet her in person (We live fairly close, as surrogacy standards would have it). It will be like meeting an old dear friend.
I met Michelle, another self proclaimed "hippy mom" like me. And thank GOD for that.
I met Kira, another blogger whose stance on gay/surrogacy partnership I admire.
I met Traci. A surrogate with so much experience it makes my head spin. She's becoming my mother figure in this process, weather she knows it or not.
And then I became friends with Kelly, who got engaged tonight. I've never met her in person, but somehow I feel like I know her. I honestly cried happy tears for her... and we-just- friended on Facebook.
And Chana, and Carla... and so SO many other amazing women. So many instant friends who understand what a unique journey this is. Women who don't flame my stupid questions. Women who comfort me when a couple declines me. Women who cheer me when I make a new match. Women who truly GET it. Who truly get ME.