I am not one to spend hours reflecting on the past and stressing about the future. My life flows pretty smoothly and I try to enjoy each moment but I recently heard an uplifting story from an old friend I thought I’d share.

We’ve been friends for almost 20 years now and our lives have changed dramatically. Several years ago she went through fertility problems but ended up with healthy twins through IVF. This year her sister was having fertility problems and was then diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily she was diagnosed early and has a clean bill of health. But due to her illness and the treatments the doctors said she should never get pregnant. I had an easy time getting pregnant with both my children but have to imagine that wanting a child and not being able to have one must be devastating. Luckily she has an amazing sister who is willing to be a surrogate and carry a child (or 2 or 3) for her. It’s such a wonderful thing to do and a hopeful story to start out a great new year. To read more about her adventures go here.