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(Daily Mail)   Woman loses her son at birth and sells his crib to a man who makes chairs out of cribs. Man learns the significance of the crib and turns it in to a memorial bench and returns it to the woman. Damn it's dusty in here   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 10
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2014-05-12 02:10:46 PM
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Part of me thinks this is really sweet and part of me thinks, this poor woman finally gets to the point where she can move on emotionally - and some guy painstakingly handcrafts this metaphoric scab picker to reopen that old emotional wound?
2014-05-12 03:31:58 PM
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About 1 in 160 pregnancies end in stillbirth.  Not that her emotional loss wasn't difficult, but I can't figure out why she wouldn't keep the kid and try to get pregnant again at some point in the future.
2014-05-12 03:20:21 PM
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2014-05-12 11:52:14 PM
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jaylectricity:
I read this earlier and didn't want to respond right away because I'm not trying to make this thread about me.
But, as somebody who has experienced a stillborn situation I can give some insight.


This link first caught my eye as someone who loves woodworking and recycling old wood things into new wood things.  Not too much about that in the story.  But I clicked on the comments anyway.  I expected to find the usual bunch of snarky comments and, sure enough, there they were.

And then there was your post.  Your story was touching.  Beautifully written and sensitively told.  I have known too many friends who have lost children - late term miscarriages, stillbirths, and even young children to accident or illness.  They never get over it.  They can get on with their lives, and most do.  But there is always that loss.  I have been fortunate to never have to endure that loss.

I wish you and your girl well.  May you be blessed with as many children as you want.  Thanks for your story.
2014-05-12 04:25:51 PM
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The Pope of Manwich Village: brap: Part of me thinks this is really sweet and part of me thinks, this poor woman finally gets to the point where she can move on emotionally - and some guy painstakingly handcrafts this metaphoric scab picker to reopen that old emotional wound?

You think that's bad. His wife's the one who made the embroidered "God's Will" seat cushion.


Oh F*ck no.  Never, ever say that to a grieving parent.


To those of you who say that the mom needs to get over it, or that this gift could reopen the wounds, I can say from experience that you don't ever "get over" or "move on" from losing a child, and bringing it up doesn't remind you that it happened.  You always remember.  (That doesn't mean you don't keep going on with your life, of course.)
2014-05-12 03:49:46 PM
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LazyMedia: QueenMamaBee: czei: About 1 in 160 pregnancies end in stillbirth.  Not that her emotional loss wasn't difficult, but I can't figure out why she wouldn't keep the kid and try to get pregnant again at some point in the future.

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I'm assuming he meant crib? Yeah, sure, keep a crib around to remind you of your loss; that's a great emotional plan, and think of the money you'll save on buying a new one. Jesus, how cheap are you?


The majority of pregnancies do not come to term, so if you're going to get rid of the baby equipment after each one its going to get mighty expensive.  I think in the long run it would be more comforting to understand that losing a baby like this is part of the natural process and there will be other opportunities, very soon, to try again.
2014-05-12 03:36:30 PM
1 votes:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, I GET IT!! It's dusty because you're all teared up, right??? That is the absolute height of humor right there boy and every time I read that line on Fark (which is basically every day) I laugh even harder!
I can't wait until someone posts that line again, oh man, finally a reason to live!
2014-05-12 03:35:54 PM
1 votes:
Guess I'm a sucker. I think it's a sweet story. I mean, I think the old guy's heart is in the right place, regardless of whether it's a good idea to surprise a stranger with something like that. Which it isn't, really, but that was his call on that.
2014-05-12 03:26:20 PM
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2014-05-12 03:23:23 PM
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Blatz just closed the thread. I'll hit the lights.
 
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