There was a time when I thought that there were things I could say to my mother to make things better. If I was trying to help her, I could say “It’s been a rough time for you.” If she was trying to make things better for herself, I could say “We’re going to take this slow.
It’s a testament to the human kindness that we have that the most hurtful things we could possibly say to each other are so mild and unthreatening. But there are few things as tough to say as “I can’t do this anymore.
In a way, I am an infertility survivor. My mother has had three children by three different men, and each of them, as it turns out, is suffering from infertility. She’s been trying to have a baby since she was 26, but each of her attempts has been unsuccessful. It’s a common situation for women in the medical field, and it is not uncommon for women to have multiple unsuccessful medical treatments.
In this episode of The Bachelorette, the Bachelors pick a woman that is in the same position as my mom. They want to know what she was like when she was pregnant with my sister and me. My mother has been there since I was a baby, and when I was 8 months in the hospital, the nurse told me to hold my sister when she cried. She was just so strong.
My mother is a strong lady, and no, I do not have any siblings. While I had a sister and a brother (I mean, I had another sibling when I was a girl, and the rest I got from someone else), I never had a biological sister. I always had a mom who raised me.
I’m not sure about you, but my mom is not my biological mom. I had a father, but he passed on to me when I was 16 and I moved to my mom’s church, where she was the pastor. And my mom, although she raised me, is not a good mom.
Like many of us, my mother was a single mother who raised me when I was a young girl. There was no father. There was no one to tell me I was good enough. I just had to figure it out on my own. The last thing my mother told me is that I was a girl who was good enough to be brought into her house. She did not want to know that I had some kind of disability because I didn’t. This is a fact.
I think every parent wants that for their children. I think it is a hard thing to give up, especially if you have a child with special needs. But you can make some compromises and make some sacrifices and try to understand it better. I think it is actually good to put your feelings on the table and admit that it is something that you are going through. In my case, I was forced to make a difficult decision.
I had four children, two of whom were special needs. It was hard to have a baby with special needs, but I did it, and it was a great decision. I never once felt guilty about having a special needs child. I had a little girl with Down Syndrome who was in the hospital every week. I had to put her on her feet for a couple of years, but I never felt like she was a burden.
We all have to make difficult decisions, and the hard part is accepting them. A lot of us, like those four children, are told we should have more children if we want to have more kids, and we get all riled up about it. But we have to be honest and tell ourselves that we’d be lying to ourselves if we said we don’t want to have more children.