When my friend sat me down and announced that she was pregnant, I didn’t think to say congratulations at first. Instead I wanted to say, “I love you and I don’t want to lose you.”
I'm not using my childfree status as some kind of cover for fertility-related issues. Thanks for the knowing nods, concerned shoulder touches, and those links to support groups, but I’m fine.
When the invitation came to attend my 20th college reunion, a wave of nostalgia was followed immediately with an overwhelming sense of nausea. Would the questions start again?