My Hope for Having Children: A True Story of Love, Sacrifice, Faith, Courage and Hope
But since I had “good” internal chains of not jumping into a serious relationship (as Fromm states we have even though we have freedom), I never really allowed myself to get serious with someone, get married and have a family of my own. Therefore, my hope to have children was only a “hope” until I met my “other half,” as some people call him…my dear husband Ruben of 3 1/2 years. From our courtship conversations, we knew that we both wanted to have our own family someday. After getting married on October 14, 2001, we decided to wait 1 to 2 years to start a family to create memories together and “get to know each other on a more intimate level.”
During December 2002, we decided it was time to start trying to have a family. Five months later, June 2003, I ended up in an emergency room in Turlock, California. This is when my hope to have children began to become a reality….
Excerpt from Maria’s Personal Journal (written to her children) June 21, 2003
Today your mommy had her last day of Research Data & Analysis Ill (PSY 786) class. (I am a doctorate student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology.) It was long intensive day at school so I was relieved to finally go home. Your sweet daddy had dinner waiting for me.