July 25, 2012 8:16am CST
My mother decided to have only one child, and that's me. The reason she told me was that she just wanted to make sure that they could raise and provide everything for their child. They thought it's more possible if they would just raise one child. Being an only child, an apple of the eye is something I don't really enjoy, but in some ways, somehow I'm thankful. There are advantages and disadvantages. The very advantage of it, is that you feel being so loved and you are well provided. You get everything all by yourself without worrying about having to share stuffs with your siblings. But I never became a spoiled brat. The disadvantage of it is that you are being overprotected by your parents. If there are family problems, you have no one to share the burdens. You are the only one who get affected whenever you see your parents fighting. If someone would ask me what is my dream, it is to have a sibling, particularly a big brother. I like the thought that there would be someone who would protect me from guys. What worries me most is that, what if I'm already the only one that's left? Who would love me and care for me like what my parents did. We all know that blood is thicker than water. What if I will be having problems with my husband, to whom will I run to? I don't know if I am that strong enough to be able to deal the storms that will come my way alone.