Monday, May 30, 2011

By any means necessary - Question three

Next up, we'll consider what will happen if we DO decide to share the news that we struggled conceiving our second child with our children.

Consider your now or future children as adults, and consider the fact that you had to spend money to either conceive them or make them part of your family. What effect do you think the latter will have on the former one day? What, do you think, your grown children might feel about the funds it took to create your family?

I have a piece of art on my wall that I bought in Egypt for virtually nothing. I had it framed and it's unique and I have never seen anything quite like it. I also have an original piece of custom DNA art that I bought for The Husband as a wedding gift. It is unique and it was very expensive and I know for a fact there is nothing of it's kind anywhere else in the world. I adore having them in my home and love both pieces equally.

If our first child knows that she was "free" and our second wasn't, I hope she understands that it is a testament to how much we love her - that I was willing to go to such lengths to bring another person here so I could love them just as much. And if our second knows that they came with a price, I hope that he/she understands how much we wanted to have them in our life. And if either one of our children says something about the impact on their inheritance, I will write the little ingrate out of our will immediately!

Visit Write Mind Open Heart for more perspectives on the Dollars and $ense of Family Building and to add your own link to the blog hop by June 21, should you want to contribute your thoughts.

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