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Teens embarrassed by old parents?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 03, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: Hangin' with Grandpa and Grandma, by Jessica Merz, on Flickr
I've known kids with younger parents - one of my friends and my husband's niece had children at 16/17 years old.

Older parents - some of my first cousins are my daughter's age - my aunts/uncles were in their late 40s having them.

And being raised by grandparents.

When the kids are young, all their parents seem old to them - regardless of actual age.

When they are old enough to get the difference, they found them embarrassing for other reasons.

Although, in my experience, the teenage children of parents who had them really young are more embarrassed than those with older parents.

Image: INFERTILITY Road to Hell and Back: Memoir of my struggle with Infertility, a failed Adoption, a hate for Abortions, and a Marriage that fell apart, by Azelene Williams. Publisher: Azelene Williams (June 13, 2012)INFERTILITY Road to Hell and Back
by Azelene Williams

-- I love being a woman. To me, it is a privilege and there is nothing more satisfying.

I appreciate being honored and cherished for my femininity - for after all, I am the potential mother of the next generation.

I value my fertility, value the gift of being able to carry a child and become a mother. To me, this is the very essence of being a woman.

The children we bring into the world are small replicas of ourselves and our husbands; the pride and joy of grandfathers and grandmothers. We dream of being mothers and for most of us, these dreams are realized naturally. For this is the Miracle of Life.

But - what about when that longed for baby never happens? When you realize that something is wrong and turn to professionals for help. Tests are done; treatments tried without success.

You traipse from one doctor to the next; resulting in more disappointment and fading hope. Your dream is shattered and the heartache is painful; almost unbearable. What is wrong with you? Is it your fault?

How are you lacking? Why? The questions are still desperately being asked.............but there are no answers. Slowly your conviction grows that your entirety as a woman is incomplete.

I am a woman and this is my story..............

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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