My wife uttered casually last week. I wanted to rejoice and celebrate her reasoning, but alas, the reason for such utterance is a sad thing for her and I would be a horrible husband if I was overjoyed by her statement.
The aforementioned expression or possible epiphany is a response to her not being able to become pregnant again, at least not for the past few years. Everywhere she goes it seems women are pregnant. Our neighbor, three of her close friends, multiple online friends, every class she attends and even some of her customers at Allstate. I know she believes that everyone is getting pregnant but her because she has such a strong desire to mother more children, but I dare not be so rash as to point out the fact that more women around her are not pregnant rather than pregnant.
We have a child of six years whom we both adore, but it was not until a year ago that I too shared her desire for further offspring. One or both of us would seem to have partially defective 'plumbing' . We have not the insurance or savings to undergo the necessary tests to determine where the problem resides. She is currently in college to become a nurse and when she finally is one, hopes to have the tests and treatments done so we can once again succeed in Darwinian evolution. Until such time I will try my best to serve her and provide support, while being content with the fact that she too sees that a loving God could not exist with all the suffering that adorns our tiny planet.