I’m participating in Write ALM’s Prompt-a-Day for the month of February. Feel free to join us!
Today’s prompt is
I Have a Dream…
This one is fairly easy and straight-forward.
I have a dream: I want Sweet Husband and I to be parents. We (I?) are struggling with infertility, and every day I accept a little more that having a child of our own probably isn’t in the cards for us. The question then becomes if getting pregnant isn’t an option (for a lot of reasons, including but not limited to, cost), then what are our options for becoming parents? Adoption is just about as expensive as any infertility treatment.
Logically, I have some ideas on what our next steps are, but I haven’t yet investigated them because, well – I don’t want to know yet if they aren’t feasible or reasonable for us. Because if they aren’t feasible or reasonable, then we’re done. And that’s a little too much to think about it most days. Hope must remain alive.
I keep thinking about what could happen and what might happen, trying to remain optimistic and positively focused on the dream while at the same time remembering to not be so focused on it that I miss whatever other magic life has in store for us.