I will probably never have any children of my own.
Saying this, even virtually, brings a tightness to my chest and a lump in my throat.
I often wonder how many more times I will have to think or say it before I will numb to the notion of it.
I never imagined myself with a brood of children running all around me, but I never pictured myself with no children either. I guess I just always thought I'd have plenty of time.