29 Oct '14, 1am

It’s Okay

It’s Okay

A week or two ago I made plans to have dinner with a co-worker. As we were heading out she mentioned something about the amazing cocktails the restaurant was famous for, in reply I said, “I know, when I was pregnant the bartender made a special virgin cocktail that was delicious.” That’s when the awkward silence kicked in. It was as if I made this taboo statement that made her uncomfortable and unsure how to respond. Truthfully, the statement sort of slipped out. I spent 12 long weeks protectively hiding my pregnancy from friends, co-workers, and even close family members. When the pregnancy unexpectedly ended, I couldn’t get on the phone with those same friends and family members fast enough. I was in pain and needed a shoulder (multiple shoulders) to cry on. In the weeks that followed my pregnancy, I spent a long time questioning how to move on. Do I pretend this pregnan...

Full article: http://mealsandmiles.com/2014/10/28/its-okay/

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