Being young and married usually comes with an expectation that children will follow. I’m going to be honest, in those first couple of years after darling’s diagnosis, I felt pretty unsteady in my own capabilities to manage being a caregiver and a mother.
I’m guessing that you may be here because you’re contemplating having children yourself. Maybe you’re a caregiver, or someone with a chronic illness. Maybe not. Maybe you’re just curious about how and why someone living a “caregiving life” would choose to have children.
Well, this is our parenthood story – and it belongs to us.
I think of Clarice Beckett often. Not so much for the early 20th century painter’s exquisite, misty seaside landscapes. Instead I think of Beckett...