I had a brief conversation with my sister in laws husband about their first doctors appointment today. I asked all the right questions. Said congratulations again...and then died just a little from grief on the inside.
Doing my best. Also trying to remember that joy comes from God. That he wants me to have a happy heart. I try to say Congratulations with joy in my heart...but it still gives this loud pang inside my chest and scoops my shoulders forward and bows my head.
Luckily the conversation was via the telephone. I could say it with conviction without proving it with body language.
Here's to be an aunt...again.