We want kids.
I’ve written about it a few times, about the club we unexpectedly found ourselves in as more and more friends became “un-childless.” My moods have ranged from anxious to depressed to hopeful to patient, but never angry or jealous of people with kids of their own.
Navigating toward parenthood is a stormy sea when nature just doesn’t want to take it’s course. For many of you, this may one of those situations that it seems dang near impossible to come up with the right words to say to friends who are struggling, grieving or even a little bit secretly jealous of your kids.
While I probably can’t tell you the perfect words to say in any situation, I can definitely help steer you clear of a few common encouragements that actually discourage your childless friends. Take my advice, especially for the sake of your friends who are more sensitive than I am.