Bill and I have been married almost 10 years and in that time I've had baby fever maybe twice and it was all because of friends having babies. I was jealous and I struggled with what people would think of us if we really didn't have children. I thought what if Bill is just agreeing with me and really wants to be a dad?! About two or three years ago we told our families about our decision. Both of our families were extremely supportive - except my grandpa who is still waiting for the babies and doesn't hesitate to remind me about it every time I see him.
So, to answer all of the questions about our choice please keep in mind that having children is in fact a choice and not a requirement. It doesn't make us selfish heartless souls. I do wonder who's going to take care of us when we get older but, fortunately that isn't for many years. Why worry about it now? I'm not going to have children just to have someone take care of me when I'm older.
Sometimes I think about the things we are going to miss. Luckily two of my nephews and a niece live just down the road and I'm very close to them. I get to share in some of their special moments! I also work with children beginning at age two. I still get the hugs and kisses, the cuddles and I love yous. It's amazing how one little person can change your day (for better or worse:). They are children and although Bill and I are not having any of our own I have the privilege of spending every single day with them. I have to say it's wonderful to be able to go home to peace and quiet. That is unless, Whidbey needs lots of attention.