the lady luck
A peer friend of mine married around the age of thirty-nine, after several long-term relationships and years in the dating wilderness. The man she married was among her circle of college friends. He was a widower; otherwise, I’m sure he would have been married with children at that point.
After some fertility struggles, they went on to have two children. He’s a professor, so although money is somewhat tight, he is able to stay home with the kids several days a week.
I was still dating from thirty-nine to forty-one, but I either didn’t feel the situation was right or the man I was dating didn’t, and so I became childless-not-by-choice.
It really seems that were it not for them encountering some lucky breaks, I’d have a couple of friends in my same situation.