Monday October 8, 2012
Hanging on to hope
By S. INDRAMALAR
Hope gives us the strength to press on as we negotiate unexpected twists and turns in our journey through life.
SOME women yearn to be mothers: their hearts melt every time they see children (both naughty and nice) and they thrive on the challenge of someday bringing up their own brood. Sharon Teoh was never one of these women. In fact, she knew quite early on in life that she did not want to have children of her own.
“I never could stand children who are noisy, disobedient and hyperactive.
Unfortunately, this describes most children in the world. Having had a lot of exposure to seriously naughty and disobedient children while I was growing up – nephews and nieces as well as children of friends – I was certain I would never have any of my own,” Teoh shares.
Her stand did not change even after she got married. In fact, when her then boyfriend Ryan Tan proposed, Teoh made sure he knew she was serious about not wanting children.
“He really loves children and he still wanted to marry me. I must say that was really something,” recalls Teoh who is from Johor Baru.
> Full story in your copy of The Star today.