Rami Aizic and Robin Share had both always wanted to have kids, but until they were introduced, it never seemed like a possibility.
They came to StoryCorps to talk about starting their family.
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Robin Share (RS): I was pretty far along in my 30s. And I thought I don't have a boyfriend or a husband and I really want to have kids.
RA: I would be at parties, and I would just say, “Oh, by the way, if you know of any women who would be interested in having a child with me, give them my number.”
And my friend Scotty said to me, “I'd met this woman and she is interested in having a child." And I called you and actually left a message, saying something along the lines of, “Hi Robin. I’m a friend of Scott's, and he said you might be interested in having a baby with me. So, give me a call back.”
RS: By the third or fourth meeting, or talking on the phone, we were pretty sure.
RA: But one day you seemed kind of fidgety, and you seemed a little bit tense. And you blurted out, “I’ve met someone and I think I need to stop this whole process.”
RS: That's right.
RA: And I remember feeling devastated. You were still hoping for Mr. Right and to do this the traditional way. But a few weeks had gone by, and there was a message from you on the machine. You said something along the lines of, “This guy is a very nice guy…"
RS: But he wasn't Mr. Right. You were Mr. Right.
RA: So we went straight ahead.
RS: November 9th…
RA: November 9th…
RS: 1998, I got pregnant.
RA: And you were home from work for that first year. So my concern was, will I ever bond with this child anywhere near as much as you have?
RS: And I remember writing you a Father’s Day card early on that said, “One day, she will see you across the room and come running to you with her arms out saying, ‘Daddy!’” And she does that all the time now.
RA: Do you ever have any regrets?
RA: Me either.
RS: Never, couldn't be more perfect.
RA: Yeah, I think so too.