You know that other teacher who got to take her baby home? She has an etsy shop where she sells greeting cards. Today she approached me and offered to make memorial cards with Greyson’s name on them for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month coming up in October. They will have a little pin attached that people at school can wear for the month. Now I feel badly for rejecting her son’s fundraiser. And I was sort of sassy about it.
She started out by pulling me into my classroom and asking a bunch of questions. I’m afraid I acted weird because I didn’t know where she was going with it. I cried when I finally got the drift.
Sometimes it feels as though everyone has forgotten or that people are just completely insensitive.
Just this morning I had a preggo teacher approach me with a shower invitation and then complain that she just wasn’t “the type” to open gifts in front of people and proclaim each thing “so cute”. I wanted to say that I never got to experience that because MY baby DIED. I just told her I’d get her a gift card and she didn’t have to say it was cute. The invitation hit the trash right after she hit the door.
But I guess maybe some people don’t mean to be insensitive.
And I guess some do remember.
PS…I don’t know how etsy shops work but if you visit her’s, of course, don’t mention me since she would croak if she read some of the stuff here.