Another birth announcement from an old friend, and once again the wind is knocked out of me.
Out of the blue, in the form of the happiest text message I've ever read, he tells me the news.
I quickly squeeze my eyes shut as the wave of pain comes over me. I hope to hold some of it back. My heart physically hurts.
How I wish I could just feel the happiness for my friend without the pain for myself.
Why is it that some days the hurt hurts more?
I didn't even see this coming today.