A friend's daughter is pregnant. She is 16.
I've known this family for many years. I love this family. They are a truly wonderful people.
Yet I still saw this coming.
Mom and daughter have posted on their FB pages, with ultrasound photos.
They are on the religious side so of course many people are going on about how wonderful it is, what a blessing, etc.
I can't bring myself to be in that camp. This doesn't mean I don't understand what a blessing it is for a child to be born, regardless of circumstances.
I just can't bring myself to be thrilled about a 16 year old having a baby, quitting school, talking about how fun it will be to go shopping, etc.
So, do I just not say anything at all? I don't want to be an asshole but every time I type out a 'congrats' or something like that I can't hit send.
I feel awful about not being able to be thrilled and overjoyed about this young girl and her situation.