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Just 2 years ago I didn't know what it was. I got home and saw that there was a party going on. I had no idea what it was for and who the people were. My dad told me to sit down. He told me that my step mom was going to have a baby for some people. I didn't understand. He tried to explain, but I was confused. I didn't know what to say. He got up and left to join the party. I didn't go back to the party though. I went to my room and threw myself on the bed and cried.

Then my step mom (Cori) came in the room. She was with a beautiful women that I had never seen before. The women was named Laurie. She was the lady that Cori was going to have the baby for. They sat down and we talked for a long time. They wanted to know why I was crying. The major reason was because I was scared and was afraid that my dad would not pay attention to me as much. They told me that that would not happen and everything would be O.K.

I got to know Laurie and I discovered that she is a open minded, understanding and sweet person. Little did I know that this would have a huge impact on my life. They went through the procedures and Cori got pregnant. It was a time of excitement and happiness. Laughter and tears of joy and happiness were to be expected for months and years to come.

I really feel lucky being a part of something like this. I learned and experienced things most kids my age or of any would never experience. Out of this whole thing I got to meet a wonderful couple and I even got two little boys that may as well be my cousins. I love Laurie, Mark, Austin, and Garrett with all my heart. I will always have a special place in my heart and memory for them. Thank you Laurie and Mark for being the people you are. Though without Cori none of this would have happened. I admire her for this and will always look at her as a mom and someone who created a miracle. I feel special because of their actions. I think that this was a great experience and others should experience it.

Age 14


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