"Don't be, please. I have corresponded with my sister through the occasional letter since I left home, and my brother even less," he admitted, although his tone wasn't too sad about it. He'd come to terms with his family situation many years earlier.
Plus, how could he be sad when he was being welcomed into a new family, one that was so warm and understanding apparently. "I feel very honoured," he nodded meekly, a slight pink warming his cheeks. "I have spoken with her a little, but not since we've been engaged. She seems to me a very loving mother."