I know...it's easy to get into a cycle of should've, would've, could've...April 9 2011 at 10:38 PM
|Veesha (Login Veesha)|
Response to thanks, replied below :)
Who knew IF would be so costly (financially and emotionally). I am a conservative spender, but when it came to IVF, all bets were off. I know I'll be elated to become pregnant, and won't regret using the money to help us in that endeavor, but I certainly can't help but to think of how we can make up that monetary investment so that we can give our children the life that we would want them to have (as well as adding to retirement).
I know that I took having money for granted when I was younger and single. But that was the time for that (apparently...that's what I like to tell myself, anyway).
I think there is a lot to be said for enjoying what you do, and it sounds like you and husband do just that. I know that money is important in our society, but the love that you will lavish on your child(ren) will be such a priceless gift that I think it would make up for any lack. Also I like to think that we ("we" meaning me, you, and any other women going through the costly procedures of IVF) have time to save more money, but the time to have children continues to tick away. So although it is SO much easier said than done, I am trying to focus on today, and letting tomorrow take care of itself.