My older sister has a nineteen-year-old step-son, my step-nephew (?), who has many, many problems, all of which I will not go into at this time, but I will say that he has been less than kind to his girlfriend (which has been highly upsetting to our entire family–especially his dad, my brother-in-law). My sister and brother-in-law have offered to let her stay with them, have offered her many kinds of help, etc. Anyway, it’s a long dramatic story.
Yesterday, while driving in the car with my sister, she told me that my step-nephew’s girlfriend is pregnant. Our conversation of course went ’round and about many paths, but my first thought?
“I’d love to adopt that baby.”
Family drama aside…there’s not really any way I could handle taking care of another human being right now, particularly an infant (and the devil on my shoulder whispers, “But in nine months, won’t you be much better?”).
Some dreams don’t die.