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Sue Fagalde Lick

Entries by Sue Fagalde Lick

You Can't Tell From The Outside

(4) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 7:32 AM

On my 60th birthday, I gaze at myself in the mirror. This is the body of a woman who has never been pregnant. How would my body look if I had given birth? Perhaps a scar would cross my abdomen from a C-section or I would have tenderness down below...

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Being Childless Doesn't Have to Mean Ending Up Alone

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 7:19 PM

Two women in my extended family made it to 100 years old. One had children, the other did not. One was honored with flowers and visits on Mother's Day, while the other never received a Mother's Day card. But when they celebrated their centennial birthdays, both were surrounded by loving...

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I Mothered My Husband Instead Of My Kids

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 7:43 AM

Perhaps I was spared caregiving in my earlier years because I was destined to do it in my later years. I'm like the last runner in the relay race, the one who takes the baton home.

All my adult life, other women gathered to talk about their...

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I'm Childless -- But I Have Something Many Women Don't

(204) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 8:27 AM

Today I want to talk about freedom. You thought we were talking about childnessness? Well, we are. Hang in there.

I never envisioned myself becoming a childless widow. I don't know how I wound up being 60 years old and having a dog as my partner in life, but on...

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