My Daughter Asked if I Wanted Kids Before Becoming a Mom

And my honest first reaction was no.

Photo Credit: Ignacio Campo via Unsplash

It was early January. I was 23. Just moments before, I had been standing. But I now found myself sitting in the bathroom floor — knees bent with elbows propped on top — holding the proof with both hands. My back had apparently slid down the wall without me realizing, into my current seated position. I don’t…