I never imagined that children would not be a feature in mine and my husbands life. However I think we jinxed ourselves. As teenagers we had both said that we were going to adopt as there were loads of children out there that needed loving homes and families that would cherish them each and every day. Fertility tried and failed, adoption process, again tried but rejected, I'm wheelchair bound so obviously I can't possibly be a parent. We even tried Fostering but received a big fat NO there also. Nieces, nephews and furbabies are our children now. We still feel the pain of being childless, some days are better than others. Mother & Father's Day are particularly emotionally draining, but we have each other and that is what really matters. We made it through and we are still together.