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Post by Kris5115 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:38 am

This weekend I painted a belly and thought that the story behind the painting was worth sharing. Laura and Cathy became friends about 7.5 years ago when they were both expecting twins. Sadly, Laura lost her babies. She was later able to conceive again and now has 5 year old twins. Then, about 2 years ago she was expecting another baby and carried a baby girl full term only to have her die during childbirth from an infection they contracted during delivery at the hospital. Now Laura isn't able to be pregnant (side effects from the infection), so Cathy offered to be a surrogate for her and is carrying her twin boys and due mid-June. They wanted a belly painting to show what a miracle it is for Cathy to be able to carry Laura's twins. They chose the design and wording and were very happy with the result. Here is how it turned out:

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Post by veelux on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:52 am

Wow, beautiful story and painting. Best of luck to Cathy, Laura and the Babies I love you
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Post by maggie on Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:50 pm

Beautiful and amazing story and belly painting! What a great gift and so special that you were able to be a part of their joy!
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Post by Kris5115 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:59 pm

Thanks! I appreciate the kind words. I was so happy for them (both Laura and Cathy were there for the painting and were just so delighted). I told/showed a co-worker this morning and her comment was that her religion believes that it is wrong to surrogate for someone because some of the embryos may die in the process. I felt like someone doused me with cold water. I think is pretty incredible that someone would carry a friend's babies for her.
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Post by Sandie on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:19 pm

WOW! Very cool to be able to be part of the miracle!! cheers for them!!
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Post by daisy stitch on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:23 pm

Absolutly the best story i have heard in a long time! Beautiful and a blessing to be able to share it with a friend. Also if u think about it ...Mary was the surrogate for baby Jesus. (The chosen one) miracles do happen!!!
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:17 pm

Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing Very Happy
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Post by JennyNixe on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:55 am

It's a beautiful painting and a lovely story. Your co-worker obviously thinks you care about her opinion -- maybe you want to remedy that. Some people would complain that the Second Coming didn't meet their expectations.
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Post by Kris5115 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:03 am

Thanks everyone. Cathy told me she was so sad when she had to wash it off but was thankful for all of the pictures. Laura also sent me a message of thanks. I'm glad that this was an encouragement to them. :-) One of Cathy's daughters (who is almost 7) told me that someday when she is pregnant, she wants me to paint her belly, but not with the same design, and that I have to use the pink and purple, and, and, and... I told her to call me when she was pregnant and we'd work out all of the details then. :-)

As for my co-worker, things will be fine with her. We are both big enough not to let this impact our relationship. I know she didn't mean to rain on my parade and I truly thought this would be an inspiring story to her too and certainly didn't mean to offend her either.
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Post by MeeMee on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:14 am

Great job! It's a beautiful! Reminds me of an oil painting. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Sneezle on Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:52 pm

Beautiful belly and an even more beautiful story. Very special.
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Post by Kris5115 on Mon May 06, 2013 1:03 pm

Cathy had the babies on Saturday (almost 6 weeks early) but they are doing fine. And in our local paper there was an article about them which included a photo with the belly paint. I was a little sad that they didn't list me as the painter (or the one who took the photo). :-( But it wasn't about me, I guess.

http://pressnews.com/2013/05/02/be-willing-to-believe-in-impossible-miracles/
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