I truly do love him, his wife is beautiful and wonderful and they'll be wonderful parents! I'm so happy for them! But it doesn't matter who it is - pregnancy news only serves to remind me that I'm not.
The first 2 family pregnancy announcements I've received, I think I had more of a right to be upset. They were unmarried mothers in less than ideal circumstances. So besides being upset that they were pregnant and I wasn't, they also happened to be within the context of relationships that I had a right not to be thrilled about.
So...how do you all do it? When a close friend or family member gives you the "big news," what's your reaction? I mean, I know a lot of you blog about your reactions after the fact. But I want to know what you do in the moment. As they're saying the words. When you see their phone number on caller ID and just know. Are you able to fake it? Act ridiculously excited (at least until you get home)? Or is it obvious that you're pained? I'd love to know I'm not alone!
St. Gerard, pray for us!