Mine are adults now. When they were little I didn't. I realized the only thing I had control over was what I did to try to help them on the way to becoming adults, I couldn't raise the world. I have great faith in the future. This reminds me of a conversation that my DH had with his grown son, asking him if he and his wife planned to have children. DS said he really didn't want to bring a child into this terrible world, everything is so uncertain. My husband said, well I'm glad your great grandfather didn't feel that way during the war in Italy, or your grandfather never would have been born, and I'm glad your grandfather didn't feel that way during WWII, or I wouldn't have been born, and it's a good thing I didn't feel that way about bring my third child into the world during the Viet Nam war, or you wouldn't have been born. DS was very quiet, never replied, but a year later, he welcomed his son into the world.
at 9:44 PM on Jan. 21, 2011