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The City They Tried to Forget…
There are simply some things in life you have no control over and despite every effort, cannot control. 8 years ago to the day, the city I love and cherish, my birthplace and stomping ground, was devastated and almost wiped from existence. Touching down during the early morning hours, the storm flooded 80% of the city, destroying the levee system, and turned a vibrant city into wasteland. The aftermath that ensued left many homeless, helpless, and hopeless. What happened next was worse.
Where do I begin? Long story short, I want a baby and I know my husband doesn’t. He will flip if I confront him about it. We’ve been married 6 years now and when we began dating we both decided that kids were not what we wanted. He’s 9 years older than me and already has an adult daughter from a previous relationship. I was focused on my career, seeking a stable partner in life, and didn’t want the responsibilities and burdens of rearing a child. I wanted the freedom to travel, shop, do nothing if I so chose, so when my husband and I started dating, it was the ideal situation. I’ve grown used to the freedom, but now I have the “itch.” My co-workers are always parading their kids around and showing pictures from their kids’ functions. All but one of my girlfriends is a mother now and they go on and on about the joy of motherhood. Now I feel as if I’m missing out on something and I’ve been selfish. I want to feel and have what they have… but how do I convince my husband? Please help.