Saturday, February 27, 2016

Things That Have Changed Since Becoming a Mother

I cannot read/hear about/watch stories where a child or baby dies without crying.

Even fictional stories. Where the baby was never real because, you know, it's fiction. Even baby animals that die make me upset - I can't watch nature documentaries anymore.

I get upset when mothers and fathers die too but it isn't the same.

There's a reason we don't have a word for parents who have lost a child. It's because we are so afraid of it, so resistant to it, that we don't want to acknowledge that it happens.

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