Following My LDS Surrogate Experience and More!


Following my LDS Surrogate Experience and More! I hope to share my experience and perspective with you. My adventures starts back in September of 2011, and I hope you can follow along and be a part of my journey! I follow one successful and one unsuccessful attempt at gestational surrogacy. Also, make sure to visit my Intended Mother's blogs (with a link to the right) The purpose of my blog is to educate people all over the world about gestational surrogacy and a little about the LDS Church's position regarding surrogacy. If you are somewhere in the process, whether you are an intended parent, a surrogate, or you plan to become one soon, I hope my blog can help put some perspective in your life. Please feel free to leave comments. I have the opportunity to be involved with such a unique and special experience. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I also plan to express my love for the Gospel throughout my scribblings. Thank You for visiting!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

As Sisters in Zion, we'll all pull together,

The Blessings of God on our labors we'll seek:

We'll build up his Kingdom with earnest endeavor;

We'll comfort the weary, and strengthen the weak.

We'll turn from our follies, our pride and our weakness,

The vain, foolish fashions of Babel despise;

We'll seek for the garments of truth and of meekness,

and learn to be useful and happy and wise.

We'll wear what is sensible, neat and becoming

The Daughters of Zion - the Angels of Light;

We'll work with a will, while the Angels are scanning

Our aims and our actions from morning til night.

We'll bring up our Children to be self-sustaining;

To Love and to do what is Noble and Right;

When we rest from our labors, these dear ones remaining,

Will bear up the Kingdom and "Fight the Good Fight."

'Tis the Office of Angels, conferred upon women;

And this is a right that, as Women, we claim;

To do whatsoever is gentle and human;

To cheer and to bless in humanity's name.

Then, as Sisters in Zion, we'll all pull together,

The Blessing of God on our labors we'll seek;

We'll build up the Kingdom with earnest endeavor;

We'll comfort the weary and strengthen the weak.

I truly love this song, in every possible way. It brings tears to my eyes when we sing it as sisters in Relief Society. The words speak to me and bring joy to my soul. The song is not simply suggesting that we are any certain way, but instead it is stating who we are and what we will DO as women. As Sisters in Zion, we will build, we will comfort, and we will strengthen. We will turn, seek, learn, wear, work, love, bear up, cheer, bless, fulfill, and pull together. All of these are actions. Things we will do. I included a video that illustrates this song beautifully in my above post.

We have 13 Articles of Faith. The Articles of Faith state what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes in. I love the 13th Article of Faith, which states:

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul - We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.


Our Young Women's Theme

We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him.We will Stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places, as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are:


Divine Nature

Individual Worth


Choice and Accountability

Good Works

Integrity and


We Believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the Temple, and enjoy the Blessings of Exaltation.


Our Relief Society Declaration

We are Beloved Spirit Daughters of God, and our lives have meaning, purpose and direction. As a worldwide sisterhood, we are united in our devotion to Jesus Christ, our Savior and Exemplar. We are women of faith, virtue, vision, and charity who:

Increase our Testimonies of Jesus Christ through prayer and scripture study

Seek Spiritual Strength by following promptings of the Holy Ghost

Dedicate ourselves to strengthening marriages, families and homes

Find Nobility in Motherhood and Joy in Womanhood

Delight in Service and Good Works

Love life and learning

Stand for Truth and Righteousness

Sustain the Priesthood as the Authority of God on Earth

Rejoice in the Blessings of the Temple, understand our
Divine Destiny, and strive for Exaltation.

I Belong To

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