YAY! Danielle, those turned out so cute!! I love your reaction, haha! Congrats on the baby girl!!
Weekly thread May 13-19th - Page 4
Man, I'm bummed by something pretty small. My dad has had recent health issues and claims that because of that, he can't come to my wedding which isn't for 15 months (we live a VERY long plane journey apart, a dozen time zones). What a bogus excuse, of course he can very well be in good enough shape to travel by then. He could have at least not been so transparent and said, "I can't promise I'll be there because of my health, but if I am able to I'd love to be there" and then closer to the event tell white lies about not being well enough and expressing regrets. That would have at least saved my feelings of having a really transparent BS excuse thrown in my face more than a year before the wedding.
Then again, it's probably better that I get over it now, and realize that my dad hasn't really been there for me since the early nineties, so I need to go ahead and have a little grieving for this latest demonstration of how low a priority I rank to him, and get over it once and for all. If I have zero expectations, he can't disappoint me. He's given me no reason to believe, these last twenty years, that he would ever come through for me in any way (didn't come to any of my graduations, first wedding, never flown out to meet grandchildren, ....has actually NEVER bothered to travel to see me in twenty six years) so it's my own fault that I let his charm when I (and my fiance) visited his home a year ago melt my normal defenses a bit, and believe him when he and his family say that they might be interested in visiting us and coming to the wedding. Such BS.
Oh and my (25 year old) half sister and my stepmother are actually right now in my time zone in a neighboring country visiting the stepmom's family. So it's not like they can't manage a trip to this area because it's too far and expensive or difficult. Obviously my dad isn't traveling this minute because of recent health issue (a severe allergic reaction to medication that threw his body for a loop for a couple weeks) but they could have somehow waited until he was better and then all come to this part of the world and visited me at the same time, preferably at the time of our wedding next year?
Anyway thanks for letting me vent.