I want to bring a baby into THIS world. Off Topic

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Registered: 01-26-2009
I want to bring a baby into THIS world. Off Topic
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Wed, 02-29-2012 - 2:39pm
Im sitting here in tears listening to "where is the love" by the black eyed peas. Im sure you've all heard about the school shooting in Ohio. Well it hit real close to home for me, my whole family lives within 30 minutes from that school. I moved to Mississippi a year ago but it still hurts my heart that in our little corner of ohio is going through such a tragedy. I wish I was there to go to the candlelight vigils to show support but I cant. It makes me scared to have children honestly. Ive been trying for a year to have kids but to bring them into a world that stuff like this happens.. Terrifies me. Thats my home, thats where my kids are going to grow up ( when we move back) and its never going to be the same. Its alway horrible when stuff like this happens but it makes alot of impact on a person when its so close. I know its real off topic but thats whats been weighing on my mind.

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Registered: 02-10-2012
It's scary isn't it? You can't always protect your children, you just have to somehow find a way to have faith and hope for the best. At least that's what I keep trying to tell myself :(

Life is about taking chances, you can either play it safe and have an average life, or take some risks with the hope that it will be better than average. I'm not much of a risk taker, but I'm willing to take that risk with kids. Hugs coming your way!
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Registered: 01-07-2004

hello!! i feel for you. i have 2 kids-one is 11, the other is 8 and all this stuff scares me. it could hapen anywhere-and that really is scary. then you start talking about bullies, love relationships, friend drama, etc. and you have to stop and wonder why bring kids into it. but, you cant let the bad people win. maybe your child will be the one to change the world. and as moms, we have to try to protect our kids and teach them that there is bad out there...but theres also hope and love out there. i know its scary and its tragic when things like this happen. i feel awful for those families affected by this...and for those that werent directy affected but still deeply impacted by it. (like yourself) take care!!
JOANNE

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Registered: 01-26-2009
I know the we cant let the bad overcome the good, it makes me really think tho, my parents got divorced when I was real young and I guess I was lucky to have good parents even if they weren't together but wheres the parenting in this country. Kids are left to just fend for themselves so much no wonder they get into bad stuff. This does not change my mind about having kids but maybe for a second I doubted my decision.

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