The scene with Lenny and I coming back from the fertility doctor really shows me how far we have come. My approach to using a surrogate is very different now than what it was at this time. I am much more comfortable with the idea and realize that it’s a blessing that this is even an option in today's world for us. I have come to understand that the bond between a mother and child doesn't just come from carrying that child. Even though I have not had the experience of carrying a baby full term, I think my comments may have been a little insensitive to others out there who may be adopted or have used a surrogate. For that I apologize.
I want to thank all of you who have reached out to me on my Facebook, Twitter, and website and share your personal struggles with me. So many of you have gone through similar situations as me. Many of you have given me helpful advice and have been a real support. I cannot possibly get back to each one of you, because the messages have been overwhelming. It's truly humbling.
I don't think Lenny was being insensitive towards me; he just wasn't looking at it from my perspective. No insensitive man would bring home a beautiful necklace just to put a smile on his wife's face.
It is true Lenny works practically all the time, and on this particular day he was even working a full day on Saturday. He's definitely a workaholic husband, so I guess that makes me a desperate housewife (kidding...kind of). He does it because he absolutely loves what he does and has a hard time turning down patients. Nevertheless I am so proud of him and all that he's achieved. I know once we have our first child he will slow down a little bit.