I choose the worst times to blog. But, that's when the urge hits me.
Gib is working late, and the girls are outside playing. I should be starting dinner.
Instead, I'm posting.
And it will be short.
So many times, more than I can count, I've been told, "I just can't relate to what you're going through".
Why is it so hard to grasp just a little of it?
I don't expect anyone to truly understand what it's like to lose a child unless they've walked those shoes.
But, in my opinion, and that's all it is, my opinion, if a woman has ever been pregnant, she should be able to grasp a little of what it might be like.
If you've ever been pregnant, you know the love and bond that forms with your unborn child.
You connect with that baby long before his/her birth.
You know the dreams you have for him/her. You already know and have planned how this little person will fit into your lives...from the room he/she will have, where his/her car seat will be in your car, where you will put the swing, where you will put the bassinet in your room, where his/her high chair will rest, where he/she will sit at the dinner table, how you will grocery shop, how different trips/vacations will be, the excitement of holidays, etc.
You get my point.
So, why is it so hard for people (mothers especially!) to relate to this loss? They're the ones who have said they can't.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't understand....