Heartbreaking Reminder Why Pregnancy Is Not an April Fools' Joke
Every year on April Fools’ we brace ourselves for them. The jokes and the gags come rolling in, in such abundance we hardly believe anything we see on this one particular day of the year.
Some laughs are harmless. Spelling test pranks and pictures of Obi Wan that look like Jesus tickle our ribs, giving us a good dose of the best medicine.
But there are some lines people should never cross. Some situations are not laughing matters.
One woman is speaking out as she delivers a sobering reminder for those who believe it’s funny to pretend you’re pregnant on April Fools’ Day. In March 2017, Kayla Lee Welch posted her heartbreaking story on Facebook.
“This is why your April [Fools’] joke isn’t funny,” she wrote. “This is why it’s not funny to lie and joke about being pregnant.”
“This is what it looks like to have a miscarriage.” The photos she posted are heart-wrenching.
Afterward, the comments of support and empathy poured in. Now the post is going viral, but it’s still not enough for some.
One troll even went as far as to make light of Welch’s struggle. Apparently, no matter how hard you try, some people prefer cruelty over kindness and love.
Thankfully, the bully hasn’t silenced Welch or those who have rallied around the #pregnancyisnotajoke hashtag. Others are following in Welch’s footsteps as they post their own reminders leading up to the day of all pranks.
“Please think twice before you post that April fools joke,” Welch says. “Because what’s funny for a second in your eyes crushes someone else’s heart for eternity.”
Well written. Hopefully these posts will cause others to think twice before planning pregnant pranks.
Life is a treasure, and Welch knows this better than anyone. More recently she shared a photo of a different color and tone all together.
“Blessed beyond belief,” she wrote. Seeing a smile on her face after enduring so much heartbreak should be a mood lifter for anyone.
And for those who are still considering playing the ultimate pink-lined prank for April Fools’, think twice. Really, just don’t do it.
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