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  •  I think my one real regret will be (9+ / 0-)

    not having kids. It already is.

    I have sen my own dog born and held her in my hand within five minutes of her birth. I have done what I wanted to do when it came to the fufteen years I spent in rock. I have let myself love without hesitation and the result is my happy, fulfilling marriage with Charles. I haven't been rich and I haven't wanted to be. I have pursued my own spiritual path. I have done crazy, completely impractical things just for fun. I have let myself feel fully, and while I have misplaced my trust more than once, I haven't let that keep me from trusting.

    Trips to places we haven't yet gone, things yet unseen, are things we still may have a chance to fulfill. I have no idea, like most people, of how long I will live, but I've already walked very, very close to my own death twice (I very nearly did die of kidney disease, and dialysis itself came extremely close to killing me), and it holds little fear for me now as long as I can do it on my terms. And I worked very hard to pass a law in my state that says I can do it on my terms when the time comes.

    Yeah, the "no kids" thing is the only real big one.

    Organ donors save lives! A donor's kidney gave me my life back on 02/18/11; he lives on in me. Please talk with your family about your wish to donate.

    Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

    by Kitsap River on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 04:25:08 PM PST

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