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The Proverbial Cat Out Of The Bag

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STATUS: TGIF! And I’m really ready for a relaxing weekend. No white-water rafting or extreme sports scheduled.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? WONDER by Natalie Merchant

When I was at RWA, three different people came up to me and said, “I think it’s absolutely amazing what Sara is doing.”

When I looked at them blankly, they said, “your associate agent, Sara Megibow. I think it’s amazing what she is doing.”

Aha, it finally clicked for me. I knew now what they were talking about but I couldn’t figure out how three totally different people at RWA knew.

It certainly wasn’t some deep dark secret that we were keeping hidden but nor had we made an announcement to the world either.

Except unbeknownst to me, we had. The Boulder Weekly newspaper ran an article on the amazing thing Sara is doing this year and my client Sherry Thomas saw the article and twittered about it.

So are you dying yet to know what it is that Sara is doing?

I won’t keep you in the dark. The cat is out of the proverbial bag anyway (especially if you follow Sherry’s tweets!).

So here at the Nelson Agency, we are definitely into make dreams come true. Sara just takes it to a whole other level to say the least and if you’ve met her, you’ll know that’s just how she rolls.

It’s amazing, every day, to have her as part of the agency.

The Boulder Weekly Article.

46 Responses

  1. Bron said:

    Wow. I certainly wasn’t expecting that when I was reading your post. I don’t know what else to say, except what a wonderful and selfless person Sara is.

  2. DebraLSchubert said:

    OMG – what a tremendous story! Sara, you’re an angel here on Earth. I have a sister living in Boulder and family in Denver. I’ll share this incredible story with them. I hope this doesn’t sound insensitive, but along with a beautiful new life, I sense a riveting book here… It would be beyond inspiring.;-)

  3. Nat said:

    I came across that article when I was researching NLA several months ago (yes, I am an agent stalker). I got so teary reading it. I know pregnancy isn’t easy and giving nine months of that willingly so that your friend can have a child is beyond selfless. I’m so impressed.

  4. Jenn said:

    Wow. What an inspiring and moving story. Really, truly amazing. I wish Sara and Mark, Mindy and Forest all the best.

  5. carla said:

    Dear Sara,

    The pregnancy was the easy part. Now comes the challenge of giving up the baby. Watching someone else raise your baby and all the thousand following issues.

  6. Marie Lu said:

    I got teary-eyed reading this article. I can’t imagine what it must be like to not be able to have a child myself, and then to have a friend willing to carry that child for me.

    You are amazing, Sara! <3

  7. Blee Bonn said:

    WOW is right! That is an amazing story. I hope Sara’s taking it easy. She and her husband are an incredible couple and their son sounds like such a cutie.

    Sending best wishes to both couples as they go through this wonderful pregnancy.

  8. Christine said:

    Can you please tell Sara that she’s an amazing person? Really, she’s an angel on earth for doing this. I got teary-eyed reading the article. If we had more selfless people like Sara around – the world would be a better, more beautiful place.

    Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story.

    Sara, you’re a hero!

  9. Andy said:

    This story strikes me on so many levels – as a cancer survivor, as a father whose wife nearly died giving birth to our son. When it is reinforced that not a single day can be taken for granted, the selflessness of others pierces through with remarkable clarity. Revealing the angels among us, and within us if we but look for them.
    The song on your Ipod – “Wonder” – one of the great pop songs ever written, and the perfect accompaniment.

  10. annathepiper said:

    Wow. As a breast cancer survivor myself (thankfully I only had stage 0 DCIS), I gotta say, kudos to Sara! That’s an incredibly wonderful thing to do for a friend.

  11. Steph Su said:

    Wow, that’s a story that belongs in Reader’s Digest. It’s so uplifting, it brought tears to my eyes. I’m so thankful that this world has such wonderful people in it.

  12. :)Ash said:

    That brought tears to my eyes. Sara & Mark and Mindy & Forest are obviously all truly amazing people.

    This new baby will be loved as much as any child possibly could be, and that’s always a beautiful thing.

  13. DebraLSchubert said:

    I wanted to add that two years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy, chemo and radiation. It’s such a brutal process for the patient, family, and friends. I’m happy to report she’s doing well, although, she still experiences a great deal of pain.

    Kudos to Mindy and Forest for bravely facing the cancer beast head on. And Sara, as a mom, I thank you and Mark for bringing the ultimate blessing to your friends.

  14. Kat Harris said:

    OMG! That is one of the most selfless things ever. What an absolutely wonderful gift for Sara and her husband to “give” their friends!

  15. Anonymous said:

    Sara – you’ve heard it countless times already but it bears repetion: A beautiful, generous act of an angel. I envy Mindy such a friend 🙂
    Good luck with the birth.

  16. Anonymous said:

    Very selfless, what a wonderful deed Sarah is performing. She will be blessed tenfold!

  17. Jenn Johansson said:

    Sara – You are incredible. Coming from a woman who has been struggling to get pregnant for 2 years… thank you for being who you are. It’s nice to hear Mindy will become a mother, thanks to you.

  18. Precie said:

    Your selflessness is inspiring. Best of luck to you and your friends and the little gift of life you all share.

  19. Kathleen MacIver said:

    Yep, I saw it through Sherry’s twitter. I didn’t send a comment or email your/her way, ’cause I figured she hadn’t announced it because she viewed it as a private thing. But since the cat’s out of the bag… Sara, I admire you and congratulate you on the richness this child will bring to all four of your lives. You make me smile.

  20. Anonymous said:

    Sara – You’re an absolute jewel. The 6 of you will be in my prayers.

    Lindsey S.

  21. Anonymous said:

    I just had my partial manuscript rejected by your agency 🙁

    As bummed out as I am regarding that, I’m much more saddened over the fact that I won’t get to meet you Kristin! (I have a bit of a crush on you!)

  22. Therese Cox said:

    The only thing cooler than reading this story is realizing, as I first clicked on the article, that I knew Sara & Mark. I lived with them one summer in a very crowded college apartment and remember them being really amazing roommates and great people. Totally a surprise to hear this moving story. (I’m just here for the Pub Rants – which, by the way, I love.) All the best to all concerned. Proud to say I know you.