story. Isn't it a pretty cool story?
When Wendy decided to share the story, I was excited, because I thought it would (and will continue to) help people. And because it's a pretty amazing story, with an amazing ending.
What I realized this year, though, as Wendy's daughters Arlene and Lydia turned 8 (8?!), is that it's not 'over'. Yes, our goal was accomplished, but the story didn't end there. I get to watch these two amazing, smart, funny, kind, beautiful girls grow up. I get to watch Wendy and Mike be awesome parents. I get to see my son get shy and giggle when he sees mommy's goddaughters (who just happen to love him to pieces!).
I was honored when Wendy said she'd accept my eggs. I am honored that I get to be a part of her family. I don't see her or the girls* nearly enough, but that just makes the time we do spend together that much more special.
So, Happy, Happy Birthday, Arlene and Lydia! I cannot believe you are 8! I do, however, believe that you are going to have a really awesome year!
* Mike, too. He always gets left out of my posts, poor guy.