Friday, April 27, 2007

"When are you going to have children?" It's not just the childfree who are getting annoyed.

Leave us alone
Sometimes being childless is painful, in more ways than one.

WE HAVE been married for five years, have decent jobs and a beautiful home and, most importantly, we love each other. Sounds perfect?

Yet, there is a little flaw in our marriage. For some reason, dear God has decided not to bless us with a child yet. Is that a blessing or a curse? We will never know the answer but we believe that God knows what is best for us and whatever decision he makes is for our good.

While I clearly understand this, something is still bothering me. Each time I meet people at a gathering, I get asked again and again, “So, any good news?”

How I wish I could say to them, “Are you blind? If I’m pregnant, you will be able to see that for yourself, moron!”
. . .
All I am asking for is just to be treated normally or, at least, to be left alone. After all, I do not ask you about your debt to Ah Long, or your husband whom you are living with just for the sake of your children. Just leave me alone. I want to be happy with what I have. My husband and I have accepted our lives this way and we are happy. Let us be. Leave us alone.
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1 comment:

Heather said...

Hi there
my name is Heather... I'm just trawling the net looking for answers for just that question... celebrate 4th annerversay today..

take a look at my site
You can also read on my blog my recent adventures with artificial insemination.

I am working on a book on childlessness if you would like to contribute a poem. Will give percentage of profit to childless without choice forum.
email me