Posted on: November 23, 2011 /
I went to the VA this morning, and they told me I didn’t have to go in next week, because they’re doing some kind of inspections in my department. My grandma and her boyfriend are at my parent’s house for thanksgiving. I asked her when she was leaving in an email yesterday, and she said that she was leaving today. I’ve been waiting to say this next thing since Labor Day. That night, mom called and told me that my sister is pregnant, but I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone until 9/15. 9/15 has long since passed, but I called mom one day to ask if my sister was going to announce it on Facebook, and she said no she wasn’t. I was asked if I was going to, and I said no, I was asked if I tweeted about it, and until now, I hadn’t. I’ll be tweeting after I write this post. On Sunday, my uncle responded to my sister’s birthday post on Facebook with a comment. He said he hopes things are going well with her and the baby, and that they’ll be here in June. The baby is due at the end of April. Why it took an intermediary to finally say something on Facebook I’m not sure, I’m fairly sure of one thing though, most of my sister’s friends, her boyfriend’s family, and the people she works with already know. She’s about 4 months along now. I’m only writing about this now, because someone said something on Facebook. Ultimately when it comes to secrets, I believe that in all cases, transparency eventually must prevail. I’m not a fan of keeping secrets, and in fact I did disobey my mother’s instructions, but I made absolutely no promises when I was on the phone with her that night.