A woman I know has just learned the she is unexpectedly expecting a little late life surprise. After 10 years with her man, she thought such a thing was impossible.
I heard her tell all this to another woman today. A woman I don't know.
"It happens when it's supposed to," the stranger said. "When the time is right."
Then she recounted how, after years of trying she "quit" trying. That's when she got pregnant.
I listened to the conversation and bit my tongue.
And that hurt just as much as the words.
Does this mean that I was never meant to be a mother? Because I never was able to get pregnant, despite years of trying, was the Universe or God trying to tell me I didn't deserve to be a mom? Did I then thwart the universe by finding the child I do have?
That's what I wanted to say. "Is that what you mean?"
And how, exactly, does one quit trying? Last I heard, when you stop having sex you stop having babies.
I'm just sayin'......