Lori - posted on 11/13/2008 ( 14 moms have responded )
I have found that having one child ,who is now 14 yrs old is all what you make of it. My husband & I were not able to have more children but I feel so Blessed to have been able to give birth to one, some people can't have any of their own. I believe we have to be careful who we are listening to. A lot of people say things out of their own ignorance and I know for myself, it's best not to take things personally which is sometimes very hard to do. My son has friends over all the time which started when he began going to school. He learned how to entertain himself from young on & had a huge imagination which is awesome. I use to feel guilty that he had no siblings but not anymore & eventually we got a dog which is a also a great companion. The most important part is that your child knows he/she is loved and has value. Many children are neglected and mistreated these days, or they are not wanted which is sad to me. I think the hardest part of having an only child, is that you only get to experience the different stages once and the time goes really fast.