I’m sitting here reading some of my wonderful Infertility Friends’ blogs trying to post some responses. And as I sit here, my hubby is giving me sideways glances as he tries to play NBA Live on our PS2.
I know why he does this. And it’s one of those things that I’m both very grateful for and yet slightly bothered by.
You see the reason he’s doing that is to check on me. To make sure I’m okay after I was told some wonderful news tonite.
And while I am absolutely happy and excited that my longtime friend is pregnant with her third child, I can’t help be just a little sad for myself. Which, I’m wondering if I’m being just a little bit of a hypocrite by telling my friend not to be sad for me. (Because I know you still are, my dear friend!)
The thing is, I know Hubby is merely checking to see if I’m still emotionally intact. After all, in my previous blog post, I just happened to mention how my SIL’s news one year ago this Saturday sent me into a major tailspin. And how a couple days ago, I told him that every year I will now associate the Michigan/Ohio State game as the day I hit rock bottom. (Come to think of it, I just told my friend the same thing earlier this evening before finding out about her pregnancy … Woops. Insert foot in mouth.) And trust me, I am so very grateful (not to mention lucky) to know that Hubby cares about me THAT much to keep an eye on me.
However, I do want to let him (as well as my dear friend) know that I’m okay. I do admit to being a little sad for myself; however, I will bounce back. After all, I am a much stronger person than I was a year ago.
So thank you, dear Hubby and my dear friend, for your absolute love and concern. I am forever grateful for both of you and of your support for me.
If it weren’t for either of you in my life, I wouldn’t be the stronger person I am today.
2 Replies to “Sideways Glance”
It’s always nice to know your hubby is thinking about you and not just totally oblivious. It’s so huge to have their support!
I wanted to comment back on your lovely comment on my blog and just say one thing about adoption, if it is a consideration for you at all. A dear friend of mine (who adopted her daughter last year) mentioned to me – you are not biologically related to your husband and look how much you love him.
Hearing that was so big for me. We all dream of passing our traits and seeing our husband’s traits in our child(ren), but often I see a baby or a toddler and think, I could totally be that kid’s mother! Parenting is what I want to do!
Have a lovely weekend!!
I was JUST wondering when in the world will it stop hurting so much to find out someone close to me is pregnant??? In the past month (about the length of time since we found out we won’t be able to have biological children), one family member and one friend has shared the news that they are, indeed, expecting. I find it to be so much harder to take than when we were still thinking we had a chance.