I Regret Not Having More Children

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    I Don'T Regret It, But Wish I Did

    I still have time left, I guess. But I know I can't do it now. I'm can't bear to. I have three children. Emma Caoimhe (in Irish, this is said as keeva) Arianna. 2000-2007. She would be thirteen, if neuroblastoma hadn't stolen her breath and swapped it for wings when she was...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum
    36-40, F
    May 12, 2013

    Miracles And Resentment.

    I have been blessed with two little miracles in my life. Growing up I was always a kids person. Little kids always tend to flock to me. I love to play with them, tell them stories, make messes. Just open their worlds to so many different things. So when I became a mom I knew that...
    Tearstaind Tearstaind
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

    I've always been late to the party,

    but being late to THIS party is a growing regret of mine. I married late 20s, spent my 30s devoting myself to and working non-stop in hubby's business, and trying to figure out if we should have ever gotten married in the first place. I had 2 miscarriages and was finally...
    Regretisastrongword Regretisastrongword
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2014

    Have 2 Beautiful Children But Wish I Could Have Had More

    I have 2 beautiful children but if it was my choice I would have had a lot more but had to have a hysterectomy at 33 plus my husband at the time did not want anymore children.  I believe the best gift you can get from god is a child.  Looking through a child's eyes you...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 16, 2008

    There'S Stil Time

    For now, I'm a single mum to two amazing daughters, eight and six. I love them more than anything, than I ever believed possible. I love them so much. I regret not having more....six is a big age gap. But I have decided, I'm single and it's tough enough, if I find someone I truly...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke
    36-40, F
    Jun 1, 2013

    Our Time To Bear Children Is Shorter Than We Think

    Even as a teenager I always wanted a family of my own - a wife I loved & who loved me and as many children as I could fit in a house [realistically, 5 max]. I had my first child age 23 but that relationship soured soon after when my then partner decided she didn't want anymore...
    simon0470 simon0470
    46-50, M
    Sep 29, 2012

    Hate That Word

    Again I don't use the word regret often but it was already in the title. I would love to have more children.... both birth and adoption. I love the idea of a big family. Had my marriage worked out I'm sure I would have had many more. I don't know what I'll do when they are all...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

    My Biggest Regret....

      This is kinda hard to write. I have a lovely daughter, she means everything to me. But I always wished to have some more children...   For people that know me, either as SamanthaTheStreetwalker or my earlier EP name of Samm199294, they will know of my background. For...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2010

    Cant Naturally Have Kids

    i too still dream of having another baby......... should be grateful i have one but you cant help wanting more, its natural. lol! natural to some maybe, but i still have a yearning to become a mother again and i cant because i need ivf.  it saddens me that people out there...
    pugzy pugzy
    36-40
    Feb 17, 2008

    The Missing Middle Child

    I wasted my mid-20s through mid-30s in a relationship, and eventually, marriage that apparently met no one's needs. One consequence of this is the more than decade-long gap between my kids. It is in the gap, that I feel the almost tangible loss --my missing middle child. A child...
    ambhall ambhall
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2013
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