I had a different blog post planned for this morning, but something else just popped out that I can't hold in much longer. I thought I was over this issue in my twenties when my husband got cancer and is on a life-long chemo drug and I thought I was over this issue when I got the fibro and arthritis and knew that I couldn't carry a baby for nine whole months with my back the way it is. I thought so many, many things...but now the yearning is back, the hollow ache inside my soul, the bitter tears upon my face. If I live to be a hundred and thirty nine, I still will have ONE regret.....never being pregnant. Feeling something inside me, "kicking" and living and breathing. Taking cute belly pictures every week (I could do that, sure, but it would be my FAT belly with no baby inside!), thinking up nursery themes and buying clothes. Of making my dad a grandpa and my in-laws grandparents, too.
Man, I have it bad today. I guess I've been reading too many pregnant lady blogs recently. I can't help myself, though. I love hearing the stories and seeing the pictures. It amazes me what God has created.....but not for me. Why? Oh, I've asked myself this so many times that it's a given. Would I be a bad mother? Why do so many drug-addicted teenagers get to have babies and I don't? I'm married, I'm educated and as soon as I lose my weight, I'll be back at work. I just don't understand God's ways sometimes. But it bums me out every time I think about it.
To all those that read this, please don't get me wrong. I am soooo glad for every baby born to healthy, beautiful and caring parents. You deserve it!! I've been following "Kelly's Korner" blog (you can find her in my blog roll to the side) and she posted on her blog a beautiful song that so gets where I'm coming from. It's called "I Would Die For That." I cry my heart out every time I hear it, which so far has been three times. :0) I will post it here so you can hear the beautiful song, too.
I don't think my husband is much affected by our plight. He never really cared one way or another. If we did have kids, great. If not, who cares? He gives me support, but not being a woman, he just can't understand that "nesting" feeling that goes on in a woman's body and soul. I get very upset at my body that it has so many things wrong with it, I can barely carry MYSELF let alone a baby, too. I'm only 40, but feel 90....and that's a GOOD day!! We have no money to adopt or foster parent, so that is out. Adoption is so risky anyway. You get a child, they take your heart away, and then the biological parents are at the doorstep wanting their baby back. Surrogates are the same way. Nine months of pregnancy, they see the baby's face for the first time, and she keeps it. I don't blame her. I would do that, too, probably.
OK, I feel slightly better talking about this. Thank you for listening. If anyone is like me, I'd love to hear from you. How you deal with knowing you will never be called "mom?" Are there any support groups out there for this? I'll have to look. I think my "nesting" urge is even worse than when I was in my twenties. I believe it's because I'm running out of time and menopause will be soon. And I had that endometrial ablation procedure last year because of my blood clot I had in my leg. They were afraid I'd bleed too much with each period, so they stopped them all together. Heck, I figure if I am not going to use my "baby parts", why have them? I'd have a hysterectomy if they would let me. I remember signing the consent form for the ablation procedure and it saying I would be rendered "sterile." I had no choice anyway, so I signed the consent. So now I am a mommy to my cat, "Jack." To cheer me up, I'll post this cute picture I took of him recently. I got one of those "pillow pets" for Christmas and Jackie had taken a liking to my lady bug. He's such a stinker of a cat!! But I love him so!!
I hope you all are well and happy and having a good 2011 so far. I appreciate each and everyone who reads my blog....even when I'm depressed like I am today!!!
God bless you all!
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