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Expectations Disengaged

When I was pregnant with my youngest son I desperately wanted a little girl. When I was growing up and would picture my life as an adult I always saw two children, a boy and a girl. It was everything I had ever wanted.

When I finally reached the stage in pregnancy when the sex can be determined I made an appointment for a 3D sonogram. It was a unique and amazing experience. To be able to see the child growing inside of me was incredible. Then the technician delivered the news…it’s a boy.

I was crushed. I felt like all of my dreams had been shattered. Once I calmed down I realized my mistake. I had planned for everything except the most important thing. The ultimate goal was a healthy, happy baby. I had lost sight of that along the way in my planning for a little girl. Once I realized that it was a lot easier.

I was having another baby boy. He was meant for me. He may not have been exactly as I had envisioned him, but he was everything I had ever wanted. I realized that expectations only lead to disappointment. Things in life aren’t going to go exactly as you plan. When you learn to be grateful for what you do have, you find that life is much happier.

When you make a mistake it can teach you many valuable lessons. The impact it has on your life makes the difference between whether you make a mistake or simply a poor choice. Even when you make mistakes you still are faced with the fact that you must live with the consequences that may have incurred. As a parent this is something I try to teach my children.

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Posted on September 28th, 2014 by Anonymous

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