I Know She Doesn’t Know

by adustyframe ~ December 17th, 2012

I’m often amazed how thoughtless comments or little “jokes” remind me of so many things we’ve dealt with during this trial. Prison will ALWAYS be a part of our life. No matter how far we move past it or no matter when it doesn’t hurt anymore.

Sometimes I will share a story (either new or old) or share how I felt about something but that does not mean I’m bitter about what we’ve been through. It’s just a part of who we are and our life story. And yes! sometimes things will hurt or surprise me and I may blog about them.

The other day, a friend of mine posted on my personal Facebook page (not my Lizzie FB page) a link to buy a “cute” baby outfit. When I logged into Facebook, I saw my notifications and checked them first. I saw her name and “shared a link on your page”. I clicked to my page and immediately froze.

I almost burst into tears and my hand was shaking as I found the delete button as quickly as I could find it.

The “cute” outfit was an orange jumpsuit with a board printed on the front (like in a mug shot) “I just did 9 months on the inside”. I know she doesn’t know and if she did know she would have never posted it on my page.

I know my shaking and nearly bursting into tears is due to what we’ve been through. But I still don’t understand why anyone would want to put their precious little baby in an orange jumpsuit and make them look like a prisoner. Really, people that’s not cute or funny.

I pray that I never again in my life have to see someone I love in an orange jumpsuit and you can bet I won’t be putting anything remotely resembling one on our new baby!


4 Thoughts Shared to I Know She Doesn’t Know

  1. saramcd

    I guess people are just tickled by the play on words but really, it is in bad taste even without your personal experience. It’s good of you to make allowances for people’s ignorance.

    I’ve seen the baby photos made to look like mug shots. Terrible.

  2. Janet

    (((Hugs))) Lizzie. I’m so sorry!

  3. Lisa

    WOW talk about tactless and thoughtless! Bad enough there are Halloween costumes like that. I am so sorry. I am praying THIS child never, ever has to even visit a jail unless it’s to bring God’s word.

  4. Robin in New Jersey

    🙁 Sorry Lizzie.

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