Let me say that again...
I. HAVE. MATCHED!!!!!!!
:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Me so happy!!! Though it did take several months, it did not take as long as I thought it would. Being that I want to have a home/water birth, it usually takes longer to find a match. But I found one! Or actually...they found me. :)
They are the couple from Mexico I mentioned in an earlier post. I have already spoken with them about my blog and have their permission to blog about our journey together, and to disclose who they are. (They read my blog) :)
We have had our first Skype meeting, and it went great!! There is a language barrier, but their daughter is able to help with that for now. I enjoyed the 45 minutes we spent getting to know each other more. It definitely helped me to be sure that this is the right couple for me.
So I am proud to introduce Mabel and Gustavo as the couple I will (hopefully) carry a baby for, and I couldn't be happier!! I am truly blessed to have them as IPs! They are soooo sweet, and genuine. Mabel and Gustavo have been so accepting of me and are always asking to learn more about our family and our activities. We work together so well, they never demand anything from me, they always suggest or ask if I am ok with something, and if I'm not, we figure something else out.
So respectful. So kind. So grateful. Compassionate. Willing. Heartfelt.
These are the words I use to describe them in my eyes. I don't have to wonder or hope, I can FEEL how grateful they are and how compassionate they are. They were so eager to learn more when I shared with them my passion for pregnancy, women, labor, etc, and my business as a doula. They asked many questions and went over all the resources I provided and gave great feedback. They enjoy learning about what interests me...the woman they have chosen to carry their child.
I couldn't have asked for a better family. Thank you Mabel and Gustavo for choosing ME to join this journey with you. That is all for now.
I just wanted to update all of my followers that I know have been dying to know if I matched yet, and to give a brief introduction of the couple. We are going to wait till we have made a contract with our lawyers to blog more about our experience together. So it may be awhile before you hear from me again on this blog. But don't worry! As soon as we have a contract, I will updated on a regular basis, and include lots of pictures!! See you all soon!