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Monday, January 25, 2010

Make New (i)friends Monday: Mormon Surrogate

French fries are tasty, chocolate is yummy,
I know this lady who lends out her tummy.
That's right, I said it, she rents out her womb,
to lift other people and keep them from doom.

That is not the nicest thing I've ever heard,
but there's more I can tell you, just take my word.
A mommy surrogate is how she's known,
But, she's more than that around her home.

She has three kids and a couple of cats,
she thinks she knows how to multitask.
She's forgiving, she's nice, she's sometimes shy,
the person she married was her high school guy.

She's lived all over, she pierced her tongue,
but she wasn't too crazy back when she was young.
She seems like someone who is honest and true,
Oh, I almost forgot, she's Mormon too!

Go check out one of my newest finds, Mormon Surrogate.

I was drawn to her blog, I think from SITS, and I decided to stay and invite her to be an ifriend because I've never known anyone who has actually done such a selfless act as being a surrogate to another family.

And, she did it TWICE!

Here is an excerpt from her "Random Facts About Me" post...

I'm Mormon and I'm a Surrogate, kind of explains the title of my blog. (not too many of us out there) I married my best friend- my high school sweetheart. (you either hink it's gaggy or super cool) I have 3 children of my own- A boy who will be 13 in March, a girl who is10 and my baby girl who is 6. My 1st surrogate baby was a girl born August 1, 2006. My 2nd surrogacy ended in an early miscarriage in 2007. My 3rd surrogacy was an awesome adventure with twin boys. They were born April 15, 2009. (still trying to get my tummy back to normal) * Not a huge fan ofc-sections. I was a Navy Wife for 10 years. I have lived in Mayport, Florida, San Diego and Utah. I prefer Utah. I'm chaotic. I am sarcastic- although I try not to be too hurtful... I absolutely love to sing, and music makes me very happy! My favorite thing lately is Beatles Rock Band. I'm sometimes shy. I love candy! I try to treat others the way I'd like to be treated. I recently began homeschooling my children and I absolutely love it. I usually see things more than one way and sometimes over-analyze things. I try to plan ahead. Sometimes I can't plan ahead and have to do certain things last minute and I get major anxiety! I have "to do" lists all over my house. I'm always "working" on them. I get excited over buying the simplest things- notebooks, liquid laundry detergent,dryer sheets, I guess things that are brand new and never been used? I've been a Beatle's fan since I was 4. I have too many clothes. I have too much of everything and I never know what to do with it all. I am very forgiving. I am not a phone person, I'd rather write you a note or e-mail. I'm not very domestic. I usually give much more than I receive. I am honest. It's so much better that why. Keeps you out of trouble. If you're honest at least 99.9% of the time, you don't do stupid things, because then you'd have to be honest about doing them. I learned this the hard way, but made a vow to be honest from that point on. Sometimes I am too honest and tell people too much. When I get really upset I say "Flipping Hell" or "Holy Hell" LOL or I cuss in my mind. While John was in the Navy, we moved 10 times in 7 years. I had my tongue pierced...

Go on over HERE and read the rest.

Or, check out one of these links to learn more about being Mormon and being a surrogate.

Wanna be an ifriend (which is just my sophisticated way of saying a guest blogger)? Well duh, of course you do! Shoot me an email at parentingbydummies[at]gmail[dot]com. I'll put you on the list as long as you're not into taxidermy, hard core porn (soft is probably okay), or outer space.


Jennifer said...

You are such a poet.

Alicia said...

well i'll have to go say hi to her... you know i have a soft spot for those lds folks :)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

SHe sounds cool. Thanks for the introduction.

Mormon Surrogate said...

You did an awesome job introducing me and I love love love my poem. I will have to print it and frame it in my new office.

Thanks so much, this was fun! I'd love to have you come guest blog sometime.


angie said...

No way. She's done this multiple times, and with multiples? Crazy! I'll have to check her out!

Kerry said...

Wow, she did that twice!? Good for her. I contemplated doing that before but after giving birth to my second son with NO medicine I changed my mind. Plus you get so attached to the little critters that I'm not sure I would be able to give the baby away.

Anywhoo, thanks for the story. Very sweet. :)


Shana said...

OK I just found you through SITS and I love your blog. I absolutely cannot wait to read more.

Kelly said...

Hello! Stopping by from SITS...great story! you have a very interesting blog...looking forward to more...following you now!

Momnerd said...

That poem was so fun! But guess what?! I actually know Jill IRL! I know, lucky lucky me. She really is an amazing person!

Lolli said...

What a fun way to introduce us to a new blogging friend! She sounds super interesting!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

That is very selfless. It is hard enough being pregnant for my own family, let alone another one! I will definitely be stopping by her blog to see what she has to say!

Sassily Yours... said...

Hi from SITS! I love when people blog about their favorite blogs!!

She is very unselfish indeed, I don't know if I would have the strength to give a baby that was in my tum-tum (my eggs or not) away. I love the smell of new babies too much! lol

People like her inspire me. I'm off to say hello.

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