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Heartbreaking Reminder Why Pregnancy Is Not an April Fools' Joke

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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.”

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“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.

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“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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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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