Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Short Rant

For whatever reason, I've always been obssessed with watching TLC's "A Baby Story". I don't as much anymore because I get easily worked up over statements like:

"I knew that she was a special baby, that she really was a fighter, and that she wanted to be with us as much as we wanted to be with her."

I hear these things from a mother arriving at home with her baby (who spent her first 7 days of life in the NICU). While it does pull at my heartstrings, I feel my mind quickly go into a defensive stance: "Does this imply that Dylan wasn't a fighter. That he just didn't want to be with us or that we didn't want him enough?"

Oh the places my brain will go. It just sucks, it really does.


Jenny said...

Hi there. :) I found your blog a while back through my friend Stacy when reading about the loss of her dear son, Isaac. Just wanted you to know that I follow your blog and think that Dylan is SUPER cute. Thank you for continuing to share your feelings with us. As someone who has not lost a child, you have really shown me how to better care for those who have. I really respect and appreciate your honesty.
:) Jenny

Sara said...

Many hugs, friend.

Kim said...

He certainly was a fighter!! Thank you for being so honest on your blog. It is such a good reminder to be careful with your choice of never know what someone else is going through. Hugs sent your way! :)

Holly said...

It's easy for people to say things like that when they have a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

Totally get it!!! My daughter died at 7 weeks of an undetected congenital heart defect. The "heart moms" of surviving CHD kids really piss me off with their statements like, "God had a plan. He was watching over X that day." And they throw in the "fighter" crap too. So...God just chose to ignore my kid? or she just gave up? Whatever. People say stupid sh*&. Their happy endings were not the result of divine intervention or will power; nope, just a combination of good luck, DNA and anatomy. No more, no less.

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