My mum’s birthday (70th) and a small, intimate gathering of family and, of course, now that gathering includes Mr. Surprise himself – Jay.
I think it took some time for my mum to get over that we had not revealed our efforts for 6 years to have children; she doesn’t like to be kept out.
But seeing her with her grand son, I think she is definitely over that now – seeing her joy. She is right here and now with him.
And so that is all that really matters.
I did consider explaining more to her our reasons for keeping it a secret, all sorts of good reasons, especially when you are in a medical situation others can’t do anything about – but worry.
But now … it doesn’t matter. Only the here and now and, in a good sense, the future.
That matters and that is good.