There are many single and married individuals on earth that are childless either by choice or by circumstance. There is also many different views and opinion on the subject. Many individuals believe that it’s impossible to be childless and happy. Many people believe that the reason you get married is to have children, to be fruitful, and multiply. On the other hand many believe their greatest accomplishment is their children. These days as it turns out, many more people are taking the conscious step to think carefully about the decision.
By choice I am a woman without children. I do not believe my life is worthless because I have made a conscious decision not to have children. Child free women are not typically selfish, obsessed with their careers, or children haters. I personally decided not to have children out of fear. I believe that raising children is a huge responsibility that is not meant for everyone especially, if you have no interest in the role of motherhood. I was encouraged to remain child free because there was so much in my life that I wanted to do and experience. I appreciated my time and freedom, and had no desire to be a mother.
At the age of 40 I am no longer childless by choice but by circumstance. Since I do not have biological children I would still be categorized as childless, but my life is no longer child free. These days, I have nieces and nephews that are the center of my attention. I have enjoyed every minute of the time I’ve spent baby sitting, riding bikes as they’ve grown older, watching movies, and even giving advice on those difficult subjects. I can honestly say that those shared experiences have been some of the happiest moments in my life. I now know why some people say children “bring joy”, or are a “blessing”.
The decision to have children or not is a difficult one. The decision is personal and subjective and should be thought out very carefully. Children are not meant for...