my only regret
We were young-ish when we started having kids. I was 25 when I got pregnant with Liam. Some people wouldn't dream of having kids at that age...but it felt right for us. We felt ready...or at least as ready as we were ever going to be. It hasn't been an easy road but I don't regret it. I'm glad that I'm 28 and done having kids (unless of course God decides to surprise us, which I'm hoping he doesn't!). I like that we're still young, it makes the sleeplessness and endless energy coming from our children that much easier to deal with. I like that when our kids are grown and out of the nest we will still be young, heck, we'll be at our prime. Hopefully we'll be able to have so much fun going out to fancy restaurants and traveling.
My only regret with having children a little on the early side is that we didn't have time to establish ourselves financially. I was fresh out of graduate school and Alex didn't even have the opportunity to finish his education. To be perfectly honest sometimes I feel so broke and pathetic. We're doing the best we can. Alex works so hard and does freelancing on the side. I pick up freelance work where I can and have been searching for jobs that will fit our family dynamic. We also have been following Dave Ramsey's financial advice in hopes of creating a better future. Every parent wants to give their kid the best, they want to give them a better life than they had...but my parents gave me such a great life that I'm not sure I can ever match that.
We may be lacking in cash at the moment...maybe my kids don't get to have every cool toy or a nice big house or whatever...and yeah, I feel bad about that...but it's my only regret. When I look at their smiling faces, when I hear their giggles, when I wrap my arms around them...I feel nothing but love and joy. I'm so glad they're here, and they came at just the right time. And Alex and I will continue to do our best to provide them the best life possible. And the one thing they will never lack in is love.