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Oh yes, have been in stores when others speak of babies and I just want to run out as fast as I can. I am so sorry this happened to you, it isn't fair.
Anger is such a spontaneous feeling like when people complain about their kids you just want to smack them!
Thinking of you and sending a big hug.
I haven't lost a child but I can tell you it sends chills down my spin when people talk about wanting the baby out before they reach full term. I think being angry can come in many forms and yours is totally justified.
As for you sister, I would be just as succinct as she was. A "fine" or "call me and we'll talk" would get your point across. Then the ball is back in her court.
Hugs to you!
This conversation is one that I try to avoid at all costs either being out in public and overhearing it or hearing about it from friends. You're not awful, you were protecting yourself from feeling it too much! I would have done the same thing, though I think I probably would have thrown in a dirty look or eye roll in there while they weren't looking :D. Ok, not really but I would have thought it. :) So sorry that you had to stand there through one of those conversations. I think I like Jackie's idea on how to respond, but it's completely up to you and what you are comfortable with.
Thinking of you
Sorry you had that unexpected and unwanted jolt at your See's visit. You know, I never thought about that kind of stuff... or about how my happiness could cause someone else pain. Meeting all of you guys on SHARE that have gone through a loss like that has really taught me to cherish every moment... and to try to be a little less 'in your face' about things.
It's got to be so hard to run into reminders that your sweet little Naethyn isn't here with you where he belongs. Have you guys moved on with the malpractice suit?
Any how, I just wanted to tell you that you aren't a bad person for thinking the way you did. Your strength amazes me. I probably would have said something.. and then thought about how I shouldn't have later. :)
*sending good thoughts your way*
It is tough to see the joy in others' lives and not remember what might've been for yourself. I'm so sorry that you're having to go through any of this!
I don't think it would hurt to answer your sister. Maybe she's had a change of heart and really wants to reach out to you. Besides, if you answer, then the ball is in her court again.
Thank you ladies. I am trying to be good about supporting others. It's hard to hold your tongue and give the fake smile. I was trying my best not to react at all in that store for fear of losing it. Sometimes I take moments like that as a little test that someone is sending me. I like the idea of sending my sister a one liner, so that again it's on her. I feel like I have too much on my plate and I really don't want to deal with her right now.
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