reply to post by xynephadyn
It's really hard to be an optimist these days.
But IMO, that is what you need to be if you are going to bring another life into this world.
My wife and I have one child, arriving unexpectedly but we were both overjoyed. After a while we realised that we did not want our child to grow up
without a sibling. When a parent passes on, it is good to have a brother or sister to share your grief with. And when both parents have gone, they
will not be left alone.
But ultemately, we stopped at just the one. The world today is not a place I would choose as a suitable environment for a child to grow up in. And
that is even without the impending doom that surrounds 2012.
Above all you must follow your heart, as a child can enrich your life like nothing else, but know that you must be prepared for the possibility of
much heartache. Nothing else can hurt you more than seeing your own child in distress.
Personally, I think that world events from hereon in will just serve to strengthen the belief of those who feel that things on earth are going to get
rather ugly in the run-up to 2012.
And for me, It is the welfare of our child that causes the most worry.
To me it makes the most sense for you to wait a while, but do not put your life on complete hold.
Travel, see what's left of the beauty of the world, experience new things and places while you still can. Stand on tropical shores with the waves
lapping at your feet. Climb mountains, trek through valleys, and ford streams. Take in the wonders of nature that can still be found all around you.
And then if the world does begin to become a better place, you have lost nothing and can still enjoy the joys of parenthood.
But, if we continue sliding down the slippery slope to global economic meltdown, NWO, pole shifts, cataclysmic earth changes and the like, you will
know soon enough that you made the right decision.