I also had the pleasure of seeing my "Michaela" a couple weeks ago. She was flying to the midwest to pick up a huge award she won (I think it was something like "top emerging new leader" in her field. I might be slightly off but I know it was a huge deal and she deserves it 'cuz she's Michaela and she's awesome!). She was able to stop in Chicago for about 8 hours. She and I hadn't seen each other in person for about 10 or 11 years. Seriously. It had been a long time. We became Facebook friends a few years ago and of course bonded so strongly over the last two years going through surrogacy together. I can tell you that 8 hours isn't enough to cover everything. I also just got a Facebook friend request from a blogger I have been following for a year or so. I'm a little star-struck by him and his postings because they are touching and make me cry. (You can reveal yourself if you want but I won't in case you want to preserve your anonymity for fear of being mobbed like a Hollywood A-lister.) I've seen how bloggers fly across the country to meet people they only know online and I'm starting to think I understand that. We have been through something so special and it's a kinda weird kinda wonderful connection we all have.
So I'm hoping that more of you will join my fatherhood blog so we can stay in touch. And if my asking isn't enough, then maybe these pictures will convince you to follow Michael's Fatherhood Experience. Who wouldn't want to see these cute boys grow up and hear about our adventures? Derek and I bought one of those picture frames with 12 slots so you can see their growth over a year. How cute was April's photo shoot? Don't you want to see what we do for May?