In a recent AITA (Am I The A**hole) post on Reddit, one woman, aged 28, shared the reality of grieving for a child, and the difficulty of navigating life following loss, after her daughter died from cancer.
What made the experience that much more difficult was learning her sister-in-law had chosen the baby's funeral to inform others that she was newly pregnant.
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"In 2020, I gave birth to my daughter. In 2022, she passed away after a fight with childhood cancer," the grieving mother wrote.
"It was the hardest time of both my and my husband's entire life. Since then, it's been a struggle every day and I miss her more than I ever thought I could miss someone. It's like a part of me was lost with her."
She continued by sharing that she felt her daughter's memory was tarnished when her sister-in-law told everyone she was expecting.
"Shortly after she passed away, we had a memorial service for her. That is where my SIL decided to tell people that she was expecting," she said.