I also had the opportunity to spend time with the exhibitors, representing agencies, Internet sites, financial coaches, surrogacy and embryo programs and other adoption related services. Again, I am impressed with the extent of support and assistance to those pursuing surrogacy or adoption.
Today was the last day of the Confence and I built in a few hours before I had to catch a flight back to New York. There's a balmy breeze and soft music playing in the background. - Black headed and tailed seagulls swooping in to grab any morsel available and the cutest chameleon on the white picket fence about 6 inches from me.....This is the life.
And, yet, back in New York is my other life. it always amazes me how when I travel I can't wait to get home. Guess that's a good thing. I miss my family and feel so far away. Yes, we have stayed in touch through texting and phone calls, but it's not the same. Of course, I also know - about 20 minutes after arriving home and starting to sort through mail and checking what's left in the fridge - I will long for the ocean view I have now.
It reminds me of that feeling while waiting for Interstate Compact Clearance to bring my daughters home so many years ago. I yearned to get home, but knew taking care of an infant in the hotel without phone calls, mail or visitors was a gift. I knew as soon as I got home life would descend. I couldn't wait. I wanted that more. I called the attorney every few hours convinced I could get home before the end of the week - and I was lucky to get that wish.
So, as I prepare myself for life back in New York City - with family responsilities, homestudies and post placements, and consultations and counseling appointments - I shall savor the last few hours of sun and warmth as a wiggle my toes in the white sand beneath them.
Can't wait to get home !!!!!!