....I think I'd like one too.
I've always dreamed of being a little old woman surrounded by family, all talking over each other and laughing together, sharing our stories.
Over the years, the decision to have kids or not have them has become a real issue. I've had relationships end over this very thing, which is always rough.
Of course, family doesn't have to just mean children. There are many combinations of people who make up a family, and many happy families that don't include kids. There are also many single people who are a gloriously happy family of one.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.