I’m just going to say this right here, right now:
I’M TAKING A BREAK FROM THE ASPIE EPILOGUE UNTIL THE NEW YEAR.
Now that you’ve been informed of what, let me inform you of why.
Keep in mind this becomes more real and harder to type each time I say this, but a very deep tragedy struck my family last week. My sister informed us at Thanksgiving that she had finally become pregnant after many months of trying. We were all so excited for her and hopeful for the baby. My parents were now grandparents-to-be, and I was to be an uncle.
My sister called us Friday morning; it was the worst possible news she could have given us. She lost the baby through a miscarriage. So far, we’ve all been trying to stay strong about it. To be honest, I don’t know how much longer it will be before I finally break down and cry, myself. We’re all trying to be supportive of my sister and her husband as much as we can while we still process this overwhelming tragedy.
So, until I feel that I can stay strong enough to help myself, I can’t be sure I’ll be able to stay strong enough to help you guys. And that wouldn’t be fair to you all. So, I’m taking some time to process this, and I’ll be back hopefully sometime early January. Until then, may you find peace with yourself, within yourself.
For more information about what to say and not say to her, you may visit her blog post about the miscarriage at this link here.
I’ll see you next year. Be safe; be merry.