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Baby Momma Drama

I have a friend who has been trying to conceive a baby for the past five years or so. She has been posting her experience on her blog This Girls Journey and I have been following her encounters as she and her husband have tried to have a baby.  I am very happy that she has announced that she is in the early stages of pregnancy six weeks to be exact.  I am so excited for them because I know this is something they want and they have been trying for so long.
It is always so interesting to me that people who are mentally stable, financially stable, and mature have to try to have babies.  Meanwhile drug addicts, teens, and mentally unstable people can have as many babies as they want without even trying sometimes. 
Her most recent posts have been about all of the things that come with pregnancy.  Hunger pangs at 4am, morning sickness, lack of sleep and cramps.  As I read her post I go back and forth between using her experience to learn more about pregnancy and thinking I don’t want to have to go through that mess. 
Society says that it is time for me to have a baby.  All of the future grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and so on are ready.  But am I?  I am married and we just bought a house. In July, I turned 31.  I don’t have any kids right now but I know my window of opportunity is quickly about to slam shut.  Sometimes I think maybe I should go ahead and I have a baby right now.  But on the other hand I am honestly happy with my life the way it is and anyway graduate school keeps me busy enough.

Trip to Fort Lauderdale

We arrived in Fort Lauderdale ready for a week of fun in the sun.  Everyone is excited and we can’t wait to get our week started.  No work, no responsibilities…well at least for three out of four people.  I still have school work to do but I am not going to let it stop my fun at the Wyndham Palm-Aire Resort.

After we arrived and got settled in, we went to the local Family Dollar to pick up a few things.  As I am walking around the store looking at all of the things that I want to buy but don’t really need for my stay in Florida I make my way to the front of the store.  All of a sudden I hear a woman say “I am driving a red car.  Who hit my car?”  Then she says “Oh that is not my car.”  Instantly I think about the rental car that we have just picked up.  It is burgundy which is close enough to red for me.  So I decide to go see what all the fuss is about.  Sure enough when I go over to the two ladies to ask them which car was hit, they pointed to our burgundy car that we rented from a company I will not name at this time.  Oh CRAP!!  Someone just hit our car and drove away.  How are we going to explain this?  And of course we opted not to purchase the insurance from the rental company for an additional $20 per day.  This was obviously not the start to our vacation we has anticipated.  We had only been here for five hours and now we were wrapped up in a hit and run and talking to the local sheriff’s office.

Luckily one the ladies’ asking about the car was a policewoman from Illinois.  She heard the accident from the street and chased the perpetrators car to get pictures and their license plate.

Thank goodness they were there.  We wouldn’t have known what to do if it were not for them.  They stayed with us and gave statements to the police for us.

It was pretty ironic.  On one hand someone had ruined our day but on the other hand, my faith was restored that there are still good people in the world.