|Meet my furry daughter, Muffin.|
Today, someone asked if I had children and I said no - I have a cat. Now sometimes, they leave it at that or say something like - you probably made the right choice! Now, mind you, it's not like I made a conscious decision to not have children. But I realize they don't know what else to say.
Today, however, the comments were more along the lines of - well, you never know, you still have time! You may have children yet! Which, I usually comment - oh, I'm getting a little old to have kids so I probably won't. I have a furry child and that's enough.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this post, other than to say this: You never know why someone doesn't have children. Maybe they didn't want them. Maybe they can't have children. Or like me, the opportunity to have a child hasn't really presented itself to me. And you know what, I have faith that there is a reason for God having kept me unmarried up until this point. 9 times out of 10 I'm ok with it and 1 time out of 10 it makes me sad that I'm not a mother and the life I thought I'd have didn't happen.
I'm as guilty as everyone else to say something wacky because you don't know what to say. And truly, I don't mind the questions and comments from well-intentioned people. They are so sweet and only want to know me better. But for me, my child is a furry child, who is very ill-mannered, rude, sassy, silly and loves her mommy. And for today, that will have to make me content.