My Hope for Having Children: A True Story of Love, Sacrifice, Faith, Courage and Hope

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.


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Maria Calderon-Romero

Maria Calderon-RomeroDr. María Calderón Romero (Dr. Maria) has over 20 years’ experience working with State Government and healthcare as a data consultant and research specialist. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues to fully appreciate (understand, value, perform) and consider the principles of postmodern organizational learning when discussing challenges in their workplace. Dr. María recognizes the importance of enabling each individual to optimize their own learning experiences to feel meaningful in their workplace. She is passionate about enabling others to learn insights about their own biases and assumptions, perspectives, and to learn to be more mindful of what is really happening internally (within themselves) and externally in the workforce.

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