Monday, 23 July 2012

Blood isn't always thicker than water

They say planning the seating plan at a wedding is one of the most stressful situations - trying to balance two families and their relevant feuds for long enough for everyone to survive a single meal is enough to drive you potty... However I'd take on that challenge ten times over than dealing with the wrestling match that is sharing the news that we're expecting.

Our parents and siblings of course came first. The Hubby and I then decided to keep things quiet. No need to shout the news from the rooftops just in case...  The problem is neither Hubby nor I live too close to our families. Our support network is made up of a small group of fantastic friends, but trying to explain why we feel it's important they know over other family members, for example, takes me right back to wedding planning.

Of course our family's understand why we want certain people to know our news, but I can't help but feel guilty that blood can't always come first.  There are some people that, if by some horrible turn of events something goes wrong, I know will be right at our sides. And not all of those magnificent people are family.

Friends are the family you choose for yourself after all.

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