I’m not really crazy about the expression “up in age”, I prefer to say that I am beautifully progressing with age. Now that sounds much better. With this natural process upon me, the inevitable question arises within me, “When shall I embark upon producing children?” Then with a Gone with the Wind , Scarlett O’Hara southern charm twang, I think “Piddle dee, I’ll just have to think about that tomawa!”
The way I hear most parents talk of their children, makes this woman who has born no children think “Why would I ever do that?” However there are those who do parenting well, not perfect, but well on their way, that make me re-consider.
While having a conversation with someone the other day, they were gracious enough to share with me the joys of being a parent and how it’s the best thing he’s ever done. I could see the genuine thrill on his face and it enticed me to believe that this was an experience I would have to have. At some point.
We also talked about relationships, the effects the past can have on our relationships and having the willingness to grow in the midst of building these relationships. As I walked away from our conversation, I felt hope. Hope that whenever I’m ready, that motherhood may actually not be that bad and that it may suit me just fine. As long as love was part of the equation, the sky would remain limitless.
Our conversation also made me think of giving out hope, whether or not this person realized it, I really did walk away with hope in my heart. Being the non-stop thinker that I am, I then thought of one of the most inspirational minds in our country right now, Mr. Joel Osteen. Since his father’s passing, the pastor of Lakewood Church has seen his church grow to a record numbers of members. Why? Because he brings hope.
Every month the headlines are filled with another loving couple who are filing for divorce and while we read these articles, another piece of hope that we’re all trying to hold onto, vanishes. In all of my thinking it made me realize that there is a shortage of hope and with my platform here at www.AricaAngelo.com , I felt it only right to use this online stage to do just that, bring hope.
We all need hope, Single, Divorced, Married, In a Relationship, whatever the case may be, when it comes to matters of the heart, hope fuels us to reach and believe for the best. Being that I have experienced all of these scenarios, I can assure you that there is always hope to be had, wherever you may find yourself.
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