Really! go to Our Surrogacy Adventure and read how I inspired her post, but notice that I didn't inspire her enough to be added to her blogroll.
This is what I am talking about when I say that we meet new friends on our adventure. This would be a prime example.
Take note, if you women that are reading my blog want me to post more that is how you get it done - stroke my ego. Men really are that simple.
Now here is my response to the heart of her post - why do I blog?
This is the point when almost everyone says "so that friends and family can follow our journey".
That's not me.
I want my family to be able to enjoy the excitement of our new addition and don't want to take them on the rollercoaster ride with us. They are really supportive, but we have to go through enough already without taking our entourage with us every step of the way. We just want to give them the happy days.
So then, who is the audience that I want to reach?
- Current Intended Parents - Other couples that are on the same path as us.
- Future Intended Parents - Newbies that are looking to other that have been there to guide them.
- Our Surrogates - Who deserve to hear the Intended Fathers perspective.
- All other Surrogates - Who deserve to hear a Man's view of how they help build a family.
Why did I start this blog?
Simply put, so many people that we have meet over the internet have come to support us through our struggles. They have volunteered to fight our fight and get in the trenches with us to join our cause.
The support had been so overwhelming that I felt it was my responsibility to join the conversation. I really wasn't sure how to go about doing that though.
At first, I started to post on a message board and that was a little weird. It was like sneaking into the girls locker room as the only male. Without the joy of all of the girls being naked. Except, when you figure that most of the girls on the message board are pregnant the naked part is really weird - so no part of the message board was a good fit for me.
That sent me packing to find my own blog site. To find a home for my thoughts.
As more and more people have jumped on our bandwagon to support us I realized that our team wasn't just the two of us and our surrogate.
- Our team has grown to include everyone else on Surrogacy World.
- Our team is larger than I ever imagined.
- Our team continues to grow on a daily basis.
As our team has blossomed before our eyes, so has our responsibilities.
We are required to share our story to help others along their path. To help them know that they are making the right decision for their family. To let them know that they are not alone with their thoughts about their struggle.
To help the next person the way others have helped us.
That is how I ended up here posting on a blog for the whole world to read.