Please, please believe me when I tell you......age does not matter. My beautiful Ips are a very young 43 and 52. At no time did I EVER think I wouldn't carry their little bundle of precious bits because of their numers. Their birthdate was irrelevant.
What I did fall in love with was their wonderful spirit and deep respect for life. They both also have a gorgeous sense of compassion for the community......qualities that can be bestowed upon us through experience and age. There is not a cell in my body that doesn't believe my IP's are going to be very special and careing parents. They will at no stage EVER take their little precious for granted.......and in my mind the presence of this personality trait is what makes normal parents evolve into truely wonderful parents.
Sweetpea, I also wanted to share something........ I was at a funeral for a beautiful 86 year old man in the last week. His daughter got up and made a gorgeous emotional speech about 'her dad'!!!! She started by telling us that when she was born, he was 46. At the time he was faced with many negative comments such as "you'll never be around to see her grow up". In the daughters speech, her response to this comment was "well, we sure showed those knockers, didn't we dad........You helped me through school and uni, you lovingly walked me down the aisle and you taught your adored grandkids about life......I am almost 40, and I was lucky enough to have the best dad in the world see me through life".
Well......as you can imagine, I was a blubbering idiot after hearing it......and I still get chocked up thinking about the love that she expressed through her speech.
It's not how long you are blessed to be in this world or how long you around the people you love......it is what you do with that time!!!
You will both make wonderful parents.........
Missy, you have so many people traveling your journey with you and hoping that your tiny little cell babies find you soon. I really do hope you feel a little better soon.