While Sex in the City 2 was admittedly an awful movie, the one thing that resonated with me was the storyline about Carrie and Big being a childless couple. The idea of it being “just us” is such a foreign concept in society today, something I’m realizing more and more everyday. Having kids is just what you do, and it is certainly what the world around you expects. It was what I expected for my own life as well. But after careful planning, when the time came to start a family I instead learned that I have a disease called Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, or PNH for all of us without medical degrees. It has changed my life in more ways than one, and certainly not the least of these is that it makes having a baby complicated, to put it mildly. And so for now, we are joining the seemingly miniscule number of childless couples in the world today. Adoption and foster care certainly remain on the table. And perhaps one day, that will be the perfect choice for us. Maybe things will become more stable with my health and I will gain the confidence that I can be the mother that I want to be and still remain as healthy as possible. But for now, it’s going to be “just us.” And I’m ok with that, at least right now. Certainly some days are harder than others but I have a wonderful life with an amazing husband that is filled with more blessings than I can count. So, I decided to start this little blog to tell the story of a childless couple whose life is sometimes interrupted by a disease since there are so few stories like this out there and it can feel lonely. I hope that others like me can find this and know that they are not alone. That there are others out there living wonderful lives without children, whether by choice or not. That there are scrapbookers out there who manage to fill scrapbooks with layouts of subjects other than their children. I hope that if you are that person, this finds you and helps you. And if that isn’t you but you find your way here, I hope you enjoy it anyways. And now I leave you with photos of my four legged children.