I will never forget the day I asked myself this question. It was one of those days. I had received another good news, a friend was pregnant again!’ With her 3rd child.
On getting home, it suddenly dawned on me that I wanted to be pregnant so bad, I held my tummy in my hands and looked at my reflection in the mirror. I envisioned how I will look if pregnant.
Something was not right, I stopped, what could it be? I took another pillow and looked at my reflection again. I felt odd to be standing there, I was not excited by this look at all and quickly walked away. I chided myself for being so hopeful…
I went to bed and laid down for a while when another picture began to develop in my mind’s eyes, the picture of a child.
I saw this child so pure and peaceful lying on his back, eyes closed with gentle breath. This picture jolted and excited me, I was so excited It was like I already had this child here with me, and I snapped out of my day dreaming and the question sprang to mind.
Which one will it be Debbie, “To be pregnant or to have a baby”?
I have never thought about them separately I have always assume one led to another, which also true in a way.
I suddenly realised that being a mother was more important to me then being pregnant. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted a child and all I knew was I had to be pregnant to have a one. I never explored other alternatives. This picture made me want to be a mother by whatever means, via IVF, surrogacy, adoption, whatever.
I started exploring my options after this confrontation with myself.
Let me ask you this question, have you considered your options?
Which would you like to be To be Pregnant or to be a parent?
Do you know there are so many ways your dreams of being a parent can be achieved?
See our next post on Adoption
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