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Obviously I couldn't go out drinking with them in the same way as before but that didn't matter — they were overjoyed for me and came round with pregnancy books and presents from Baby Gap.

With some I have fallen back into the natural rhythm of our long-standing friendship — both of us relieved the storm has passed without any permanent damage.

With others, the pain and hurt caused over the nine months of my pregnancy is still the elephant in the room.

From my side, it's not easy to get over feeling abandoned and betrayed.

She was right; it wasn’t fair — but it also wasn't my fault.

We'd planned our careers together and always encouraged each other work-wise, yet when it came to babies she couldn't accept that it came more easily to me than her.

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