Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Children are blessing, not expense

I keep on hearing that children are expensive to bring up in the U.S. and that is why some couples don’t want one or are just satisfied with one (grudgingly). But from my standpoint, children are blessing and they should not be viewed with the prism of some balance sheet. It is true that it is expensive, but the joy when you see their faces out weighs any expense that you may incur while raising them. And this is not from my experience, but also the numerous fertility treatments that are in the U.S. helping childless couples have that dream of holding that baby in their arms. It is the best feeling in the world.

Also people who can’t have kids even with fertility treatments go to extra lengths to have surrogate parents have their kids, adopt even if they can outside the U.S. and even go to sperm banks to have that baby. I came from a four sibling family, so it is natural to love kids and that is why I really hate people when they say the kids are expensive or the baby was not planned or they came by accident. Just count your blessing that you were able to conceive, and if you can’t do that just look around you and see how many couples are going to extreme lengths to have that one bundle of joy in their lives.

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