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When people say, "Those boys are so lucky!" I'm quick to counter that I am the lucky one, to be entrusted with their care. Maybe that's my sign at the grocery store, a succinct description of a single gay man who adopted older biological siblings: "Lucky-dad parking."
We're moms without children. It's an ache that doesn't go away. It starts before we see their faces and only ends when they're in our arms.