Here I am with my husband Harry and my mother Tina. Judging by the clothes – I would say this was the 1960s. I was a real fashion plate back then. Now that I’m older, I’m starting to look like my mother and that is a good thing because she was beautiful.
Here I am giving advice on the Huffington Post, in their special section for folks over fifty. I am quite a bit over fifty, so hello young people!
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I hope you can offer some advice. Today I feel as if my heart is aching. I married a wonderful man three years ago after eight years together and since then we have been trying for children with no luck.
After what feels like a million investigations and two operations later, here I am. The last operation was a huge one and I’m still in constant pain and recovering over two months on, unable to get back to work.
I have watched my friends all fall pregnant and have their babies and they are now on to their second babies. I feel I have let my husband down, as he so much wants to be a father.
I feel that everything is “stuck” and that this is not how I wanted my life to be. I am often on my own as my husband is away in the Royal Navy and I am far from friends and family.
I’m sorry to burden you with this but any words of advice would be warmly
My heart goes out to you. Please know that you are not burdening me. I feel honored that you chose to share how you feel and what is happening for you and your family. Acknowledging your situation and your feelings is the first step to finding the comfort and the support you need.
Having children is a real test. It is confusing that we can have so much control over all other aspects of our lives and be so vulnerable to forces beyond our control when it comes to children. My gut reaction is to advise you to adopt. There are beautiful children out there waiting to be loved and it sounds like you have so much to give.
But at the same time that I suggest you adopt, I hesitate. I imagine you are bombarded with feedback from everyone and their brother and their uncle about how to handle your situation. What I think could be most helpful for you is to find your center. Recognize your situation and the feelings that it is causing. Talk with your partner and really try to hear where he is coming from and what he wants, and help him hear from you. My hope is that you can work through this situation, feel supported, and come to a decision about children and family that feels right for both of you.
I wish you every happiness.
I drink your milkshake because I am your grandma.
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Thank you so much friends for all your birthday wishes and for making me feel so special. My 96th birthday celebration was wonderful. My grandchildren gave me a crown and I got to be queen for the day! I think I will keep wearing it. Why not?
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Happy birthday to me! Cutie celebrates turning 96 with a little song and a little philosophy. Tune in and please sing along if you know the words.
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Bon voyage to my dear (and TALL!) friend Dwain, who set sail yesterday on his lifelong dream, a round-the-world sea journey. Here I am seeing him off and reminding him that it is still not too late to invite me to come along.
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A cake is as cake is a cake, even if the cake gets a little smooshed between the bakery and your mouth. I am starting to celebrate my 96th birthday, which comes on Monday, and thank you, the cake was delicious.
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