You've accomplished something each of them has failed at, a happy relationship and a baby. Let it go.
I speak jive.
You can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends. If certain family members (or friends) aren't reciprocating your loyalty and affections, redirect your care and energy elsewhere. It could be an innocent mistake or a busy thing, or more. Who knows. I've learned to expect very little from most and relish in the pleasant surprises. I'm certain I'm better off for it.
Congratulations, just the same. It sounds like you're winning anyway.
|The success of a solution usually depends upon your point of view|
It is really sad that you are so worked up over this.
It is not like they replied that your baby was ugly. They just did not reply. You are assuming that it was an intentional insult but how do you know that your sisters did not look at your text, say to herself "good for them, they are so lucky" and then went on about her day.
You could just as easily choose to look at this from a more positive point of view since you have nothing to indicate otherwise except for your interpretations of what did not happen.
Why not continue to include them in future group texts? It is no extra work to add the 2 names and you have no idea of the impact you could be having on their lives. 10 years from now they could be telling you how much it meant to them to be included in the family news. Or maybe not but whats the harm?
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Good. Drop it, reach out to them and see how they are doing. They need your support now more than you need theirs. Grits and Marlin made some good points.
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Congrats on the baby, PASig! I wish your family the very best!
I think you've made the right decision -- forgive and forget. There's no upside to cutting your sisters out of your life. Nobody's perfect. Forgive and move on.
|Nature is full of |
Good advice, especially if the sisters who didn't respond are dealing with the circumstances you mentioned.
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Use thumb-size bullets to create fist-size holes.
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pick up the phone and call them, ask them how things are going.
|Go ahead punk, make my day|
No way, humans use the phone to TALK???
Since memes were mentioned, I'd hate to disappoint.
Some great advice here. I know because I can use some of it myself in my family relations.
By the way, congrats on the new arrival. Why don't you post a picture of the little guy here?
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Congrats on the new arrival - exciting times!
I'd let it go, and carry on as before.
Don't stress - your hormones will be back to normal several months after the birth....
You only have integrity once. - imprezaguy02
Sometimes friends are better than family.
I have sister that told several lies about me that resulted in a couple of I.A. investigations. I've said 9 words to her in 30 years. "Your husband is in jail, bond is $1,000 cash." Kinda enjoyed that.
Don't let how they act ruin a joyous occasion in your life.
I Never respond to Group texts..as it is annoying to everyone else on the group.
Maybe you could call your sisters.. and see if anything is wrong. I don't understand your anger, but then I dont do the iPhone stuff.
'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but
> because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton
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I agree with Cheesegrits and whoever told you to pick up the phone.
Someone is undoubtedly crushed by your ability to have a baby when they been suffering and trying so hard to, and the other one sounds like she's just struggling with life in general- don't take it personally- you have so much joy right now.
Call them and share the news in person. Tell them you love them and ask how they are. Invite them to see and hold your new bundle of joy, and don't be hurt if they can't manage to come.
For some, life itself is a struggle. Add hormones on top of that, and you've got quite a mix.
Know that your baby is welcomed and loved by all.
"Trust, but verify."
|Spread the Disease|
Not responding to a text is pretty rude, but you have enough to worry about now.
-- Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. --
I speak jive.
Virtually nobody likes group texts or emails. Maybe even literally no one.
Take the extra minute or two and make each one at least seem personal, even if you just copy and paste it and change the name.
This is true in life and business.
Just say NO to group messages.
|Delusions of Adequacy|
my brother sends group texts all the time. I have no idea who I'm responding to, so I generally don't, I'll call him back. And he knows I hate texting.
I have my own style of humor. I call it Snarkasm.
OMG, you had me at 5 sisters!
Seriously, congrats on the new addition!
"The days are stacked against what we think we are." Jim Harrison
| Get my pies|
outta the oven!
Out of the blue I get a group text last night from one of my two sisters that I wrote about, the one who's been heartbroken trying to have another child.
They suddenly will be bringing a little boy home Friday! 6 days old as of today, a cute little guy with reddish-brown hair! Apparently it wasn't looking good for a while going the adoption route and an opportunity arose for them and they jumped on it.
We are all good again and I spent last night talking to her and asking her if she was ready for the crazy life of having a newborn again (their first child, a girl, is 5 or 6 now) and she replied that she was nervous! I told her she'd do fine and warned that little boys like to PEE, A LOT, when you change their diapers, LOL!
I still have't heard from the other one but I should be seeing her this weekend actually along with my brother as they are both coming up from NC for the 4th of July weekend to visit us all in PA.
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