I never realized how important it is to have offspring and if I could do it all over again, I would have had some children. When I was younger, I didn’t really want to have children, as I felt that they would just complicate my life. My wife worked and she was on the pill, so we didn’t discuss having any children, till her biological clock started ticking louder, which was a byproduct of her egg production running low. Now the race was on and she did get pregnant, but unbeknownst to us, she had a blockage in her uterary channel, which caused her to have several early term miscarriages. She had an operation to remove the blockage, but she was never able to get pregnant after that and then we spent thousands on fertility treatments to no avail.
We gave up and realized that we were too old, but she really wanted to have a baby and she cried all the time about our misfortune. I would have gone either way on the issue, as I enjoyed playing with my nephews, but I was always glad to get back to my home where it was more peaceful. You can’t change the past and you have to stay on the path that you have taken.
Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question #122 which is, “What is your biggest regret in life?”