I disagree with how it happened. I’m against it. But I have to say I can understand the desire. And what a comfort it might be to the soldier’s grieving parents to have a grandchild from him. To see him live on in a child and see his eyes or chin or smile on the face of a grandchild.
Often with long deployments, there isn’t time to conceive. If it doesn’t happen before they go, it may be another year before you can even try.
So I can understand why someone in her grief might want to have a child by a husband she loved and lost.
I wouldn’t beat her up for that. I feel sad for the young wives who mourn their husbands and they didn’t yet have a child. And many are pregnant when their husbands die and bring a child into the world without a father. But they do have a father. He’ll always be their father. There are worse ways to lose a father than through death, you know. I know of one woman who was in L&D not knowing her husband was being shot and killed at that very time.
I’ve seen way more selfish things done in my life for much less loving reasons.
I don’t agree. But I can understand.