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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

when good news isn't

my sister called me this morning. she had news. it may be good, but it may not be. she won't know for certain until Friday.

I want to be happy for her, if it turns out to be the good news. but the good news scares me more than the bad.

I could mask my lack of enthusiasm with her on the phone. I could play it off as concern that it would not turn out to be the good news she is hoping for.

but what do I say if it turns out to be the good news? how do I look my baby sister in the eyes and tell her I'm happy for her when I'm really terribly scared for her?


Rainypete said...

You say congratulations and offer your help when available. Unfortunately that's about all you can do.

Amy said...

it's not easy, but you swallow and you do it. She may never remember the news or the situation but she will always remember if you were supportive or not.

hubs said...

again, i have no idea what you are talking about.

Glitter/Aleka said...

The best you can do is be there for her, happy or not. I felt the same way when I found out my sister was expecting. Happy yet sad because life as I knew it was never going to be the same for anyone.

Wordnerd said...

I can only be there for her, whatever the news is. Sounds like you already are.

Yoda said...

Ahh, RG. I hope the lapse of a week in your blogging doesn't signify that your fears have been made manifest.

Prayers and Thoughts of All Good Things go out to your sister, to your family and, as always, to you.