I came across a report today from a forum called Inspire.com. They have a preemie forum that I follow every from time to time.
The Report is about "Comments and the Impact on Preemie Mothers".
It brought back memories of the comments I used to get over and over again. I'm sure you have heard this one... "I don't know how you do it".
The most recent comment I got was... "Do have anyone to talk to because it must get lonely?" hmmm...
I used to get so frustrated. However, it didn't take me long to realize that you simply can't "get it" until you live it. People are NOT trying to be mean or inconsiderate. They really are trying to be sincere and trying to understand.
So, for those of you who have never experienced having a preemie or special needs child, thank you for trying to understand.
What can say or do? Well, simple...sometimes mom or dad just needs you to sit with them and sometimes a simple "this really sucks" will make a huge impact.
I hope you enjoy this report as much as I did.