A little back story... The choral group that I was in during high school is having a reunion concert tonight. I'm seeing a lot of people who know about the baby but haven't seen me in a long time. None of them have said a thing (annoying). However my best friend from HS is also in the group with me and she's been around right along. We've had many discussions about the baby and how I'm feeling etc.
So today we're singing a song that has some lyrics that are deceivingly light hearted (you know, like how London Bridge is a nursery rhyme, but really is about something much more disturbing). This led to a discussion about other songs like this. She says, "Rockabye Baby is like that, too, if you think about the lyrics. But that was from a time when babies died all the time."
What?! So once there was a time when "babies died all the time", but now it's ok because it's just mine that died? And does the fact that babies died all the time when the song was written make the song any better? Like it didn't matter as much when a baby died? I really don't even think she knows what she said or how insensitive it was. She just went right back to rehearsing. I on the other hand had to sing the last 3 songs holding back tears. I wish that people could feel this pain just for a second. Maybe then they would think about what they were saying!