My husband and I sometimes think that we would like to have a child (now, by "have" I mean adopt an older child, since my health will not permit me to be pregnant or care for a newborn). The thing is, with my chronic pain I can't imagine how I could possibly care for a child, since often I can barely care for myself physically. Right now, I'm in a flare up of my cp, and so I often cannot do laundrey, cook for myself, or carry heavy bags of groceries. Even when I am in a good stage, the best i can ever lift is 5lbs to 10 lbs (15 maximimum), and I still cannot shovel snow, mow the lawn etc. So- with these limitations, how would I care for a child who needed to be picked up, played with, looked after etc. This makes me think that even adopting an older child would be impossible. But- then I think that Christophe Reeves was able to be a parent (after he got injured)- and he couldn't move at all. SO- I want your thoughts. Do any of you have kids, and if you do, how do you manage? Have any of you been in my situation before? Have any of you not had kids because of your pain, and if so, how did you come to this decision ?
Posts You May Be Interested In
I miss traveling with my husband. Has anyone found a specific site regarding cruising for widow/widowers or any sightseeing trips. Not interested in being with couples and kids,,,I realize a cruise ship will have a portion size of families and couples, but perhaps they also put together a part of the cruise ship for groups of widows/widowers????
A friend sent this to me..As far as I can see, grief will never truly end.It may become softer overtime, more gentleand some days will feel sharp.But grief will last as long as Love does - ForeverIt's simply the way the absence of your loved onemanifests in your heart. A deep longing accompaniedby the deepest Love some days. The heavy fog mayreturn and the next day, it may recede.Once again, it's...