Theresa May Says Her Faith Supported Her When She Found Out She Couldn’t Have Children

British Prime Minister Theresa May said her Christian faith strengthened her through a difficult time in her life when she discovered she couldn’t have children.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a campaign event in York, May 9, 2017.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said her Christian faith strengthened her through a difficult time in her life when she discovered she couldn't have children.

In a recent interview with Nick Ferrari at LBC Radio, May revealed some personal details when asked how having children could have impacted her life and made her different, The Telegraph reported.

"It is impossible to answer the question about how I would have been had I done," she said. "It has been very sad it just turned out not to be possible for us."

However, she had learned to "get on with life," she said.

"Of course we are not the only couple who finds themselves in that situation and when you do I suppose you just get on with life and you know we have got nephews and nieces," she said.

The prime minister praised her colleagues who are able to effectively divide their time between family and work.

"I look at some of my parliamentary colleagues and people who have been in the cabinet who had children and yes, they do apply themselves, they are just very well organized. I think that is the key thing," she said, according to The Guardian.

May and husband Philip announced on another interview earlier this week that she had been the subject of fake news when a newspaper printed a story about her being pregnant.

In the LBC interview, May also talked about the loss of her parents when she was 25, which brought her to another difficult period.

'I was an only child so I didn't have brothers and sisters I could share it with," May said, according to Mail Online. "Suddenly there I was without the two people who had brought me up and who meant so much to me throughout my life."

However, the experience "reinforced" her drive to be in public service.

When Ferrari mentioned if going through those two difficult seasons-losing her parents and learning she could not have children-could have made her lose her faith, May said that it was her faith that supported her.

"No, because, it's difficult to explain in simple words but actually the faith was there and did provide support for me through those difficult times," the prime minister said.

She added that what her parents taught her-to always get on and do her best no matter what happens-also helped her through.

"It was also about the lesson I had learned from my parents again which is what ever circumstances you are in as I said you get on and do your best," May said. 

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