Upon hearing recent news of a close friend’s new pregnancy, I was in a different stage of emotions. Happy and elated for her of course. I think having children and giving birth is a wonderful blessing and I’m excited for her to start picking out baby names and maternity clothes and so on and so forth.
But I also felt slightly saddened. Wondering when would I relish in the joy of sharing that good news with my friends and family. I’m 25 years old, and studies show that the biological clock starts ticking for African-American women in their late 20s. So roughly I have 5 years. I guess that’s not so bad when I look at that way. However, what are the odds of a mate finding me, establish a healthy dating relationship, get married, and have my first baby at 30? Maybe I’m just impatient. But who wouldn’t be with all of my close friends around me becoming mothers? I can’t help but to feel like i’m missing out. I’ve heard you’ve never really experienced a love like when you bring a child into this world. I guess maybe i am longing for that. However, I would like to be traditional and have a baby after marriage. But all in God’s will. For now I will enjoy playing auntie to these beautiful babies!!