Late last summer, Gabriel Jebb had a long conversation with his sister that ended with her telling him that he would be a great father and maybe it was time for him to look into adoption or finding a surrogate. Instead, he dove into online dating where he quickly encountered health coach Kerry Tepedino and was blown away to discover that she came with a bonus of an awesome son, Grayson.
After their first dinner, they immediately knew that they wanted to see each other again, but it wasn’t until the second date, at a U2 concert, that the sparks really started to fly. That’s when Kerry knew that there could be something really special between them because Gabriel was wildly fun, extremely energetic, not to mention pretty darn handsome.
A few weeks later Gabriel invited Kerry & Grayson on a nine-day camping trip. Everything went wrong… it was a tsunami outside, pouring rain and the tent had a leak so all 3 of them and the dog, ended up sharing one mattress to try to stay dry. It ended with Kerry going to the ER, because she couldn’t talk…. all this added to the chaos because she had 40 clients flying in for a retreat upon her return home days later.
Surviving that wacky camping trip proved to them they had something special to share as a family unit. And their love for each other was growing by the minute.
Gabriel moved in before Thanksgiving, and on last January 16th, he proposed in a helicopter ride above Fort Rosecrans Memorial cemetery where Kerry’s stepdad, the man who had raised her, is laid to rest. They did a right wing salute to dad in the helicopter and Gabriel proposed.
BUT….it was not predictable any of this would happen!
When Kerry was 35, she went to a well-known Vedic astrologer who was visiting the States from India, who told her she would never have children, which, of course made her very angry.
At age 39, hoping the astrologer was wrong, Kerry went to see the top fertility doctor in San Diego who, after many tests, confirmed she would never have children.
A few years later she went to visit the grave of her stepfather, Scott, and as she sat next to him, she wrote in her journal her feelings of devastation that she would never have children.
As she was sobbing and writing, she suddenly wrote:
“Fuck Fear! Nobody gets to tell me what my body can do!”
Kerry felt the power of this statement and made a commitment to figure out how to have a baby.
Knowing that she had two weeks before her next period she began doing daily tests to figure out when she was ovulating. Kerry quickly found a fertility clinic that was willing to support her in making it happen and she picked a sperm donor with her three “must haves:” he needed to be Caucasian, with brown hair and blue eyes, hoping that the baby would look somewhat like her.
There were seven possible matches, and she narrowed it down to two, and ended up choosing the one who she discovered had a jovial personality.
Within three weeks she was pregnant!!!
Convinced she would have a girl, she decided on the name Grace. When she found out she was having a boy, she chose the name Grayson, who was born on Stepdad Scott’s, birthday.
What a blessing.
I love this story because it’s more proof that in spite of what eastern astrologers and western doctors say, or whatever misguided beliefs we have, we can take action in creating our own miracles!
On Saturday, Brian and I had the honor of officiating at their wedding on the cliffs of the Torrey Pines Gliderport, where Gabriel is the Flight Director, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was a breathtakingly beautiful summer day with more than 150 friends and family cheering them on.
And little adorable Grayson, who calls Gabriel “Daddy,” was the ring bearer.
Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,
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