Re: Dear ladies, I need a sympathetic ear.......
Congratulations to you on being pregnant with your second baby. What a gift. You might name her after your Grandma if it is a girl. You will have much joy and happiness from this child. You will forget the turmoil your family is in right now; the joy will make it seem unimportant.
It is OK for your Mom to be annoyed at your Uncle and leave off calling him and even visiting --- for a while. She is burnt out! She needs a break. Her own health needs are enough for her. If this argument has caused the rift, just accept it as one of those mysterious ways things work out. Your Mom couldn't really manage another trip again in 2 months - she needs a reason NOT to go; this is perfect.
Be supportive of her. Your Uncle will manage OK for the short time your grandma has left, and after that everything will just fall into place. Keep on praying, keep on hoping. And get a lot of rest, take your prenatal vitamins, enjoy your husband and first child, and have a wonderful life. New life is a miracle, God gives, and He takes away. The old generations pass on. The baby is the future. Concentrate on that!
Last edited by Martha H; 08-20-2008 at 01:28 PM.