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Birth Story of a Different Kind

Charles changed my life.

In my 20s, some would say I was on top of the world. I was a single, college educated woman in a powerful career making great money.  I had a life some women dream of- expensive clothes, sports cars, fancy vacations and even arm candy men.  I made the most of  it too, and had some indescribable experiences.

However, I was never content.  All I truly wanted was to be a mommy.  I became envious of my friends with kids. I felt like my lifestyle only gave me an opportunity to date superficially and I may never have children.  I considered single parenthood, but held off.  The depression worsened.

Getting into my 30's I was committed to change it all.  I took a job with less responsibility  so I could focus on myself and my romantic relationships.  The job didn't work out, but my focus didn't change. 

About 2 years later, I met my true love who I went on to marry and we settled in.  Before long, we were trying to get pregnant, and so we did.

Charles Anthony was born on May 1, 2011 and he is perfect.  In fact, I would even say he saved my life.  For now, I'm a SAHM, caring for him and supporting the household for my wonderful husband.  I buy clothes at discount stores; I'm driving the last miles on the sports sedan I purchased in 2006; and vacation is not even in our vocabulary.  I'm the envy of my 20s self.

As I sit here typing this, Charles is sleeping in my lap and I couldn't be happier to be here on this beautiful earth.



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  • I love that you lived this "enviable" lifestyle as a young woman, but all the while you were envying the thirty-something stay-at-home moms. I'm so glad you are living the dream!!! Congratulations on your little Charles - I'm expecting a little Charles myself in October. :)
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  • This a beautiful story that touches my heart as I sit holding my son and feeling exactly as you do.  Congrats to you!
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  • Love hearing stories like this!  I have a few cousins who have made similar transitions and seeing them with their kids - in their discount clothes - always makes me smile. Really makes you realize what actually matters in the world!  Enjoy your little man!
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  • That is so beautiful. I think about things like this a lot. I wonder why we work all our lives just to pay bills and live in a nice home and drive nice vehicles. I think about what life is really about. Why waste your life away going to work, working to get a higher paying job which means more work, which means more time away from the family that you are trying so hard to support and give a good life. I don't think I could afford to quit my job because the health insurance is so good but these are things about life that I think about a lot.

     I'm glad you found what you were looking for! Good luck!

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  • It's a wonderful feeling to be happy.  Smile  Congratulations!


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  • This is an awesome story!  Thanks for sharing it! :)
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  • Thank you for sharing lucky to have experienced a "fun care free" life and now to be able to live as a wonderful wife and mother. You are so lucky to have been able to do both. I also lived a pretty care free life ( with out the money and sports cars lol) but I would never go back to those days because Greyson is truly my world and my happiness! Congrats!
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  • Congrats!! I know the feeling of having your LO sleep in your arms. There is no other feeling better in the world than the feeling you get when you are the only one that LO wants, and can get them to calm down. Congrats again!!
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  • What a great story, congrats!


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  • Great story - so glad you got your fairy tale ending!
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  • Your story is so inspiring!  Congratulations!

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