A man finds himself at the mid-century mark of his life, wishing he’d had children.

Life Regrets Of A Childless Liberal At 50

By Anonymous Attorney on March 4, 2013 at 11:49am

A relative on my wife’s side was on the phone with his mother recently, reflecting on his impending 50th birthday. He wondered if he’d leave a legacy of any kind. His career has been spent on the Internet—he made a nice bundle during the tech boom, but as with all things Internet, it flits off into cyberspace.

He and his wife have lived in an apartment—albeit an impressive one—all their adult lives. When they’re gone, it’ll be turned over to another tenant.

But most paining to him was the regret that he and wife did not have children.

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Submitted by Mark H.

Woman describes her shame and hurt, after having three abortions.

If I could talk to one girl or woman who is considering abortion, I would tell them NO. Stop.

The hurt of having an abortion didn’t stop when I got up from the table after the procedure. The pain continues in my heart.

Nearly 20 years later, the pain of what I did to my unborn babies is, at times, overwhelming.

When I look at my daughter now, I wonder what my other children would look like. Would they have her smile? Would they have her sense of humor? Would they enjoy sports and hanging out at the mall with their friends? I wonder what I would have named them. Would I have a son? Or daughters that argue over clothes and makeup?

It’s been almost 18 years since I had my first abortion. 14 years since my second. 12 years since my third. I remember every detail of every one. The pain doesn’t stop.

Read more at Jill Stanek’s site