Yesterday was the infamous April Fool’s Day. The day when people play jokes on others. I don’t really get involved much, but most of the time the fun is harmless. This year, however, it seemed to be the craze on Facebook to announce fake pregnancies. I have lost count of the number of said pregnancies announced there. This, to me, is a joke gone too far and here is why:
-Life is precious and God given. It is not a joke or something to be made into a joke. A pregnancy is a blessing from above and should be treated with respect.
-There are many women who have yet to experience the joy of announcing a pregnancy to their friends and family and some that ma never be able to. For these women, this “joke” just adds more unnecessary pain to their lives when they see people joking about something they so desperately long to experience.
-There are other women such as the lovely Jennie at Edspire who are mourning the loss of a child and who would do anything and give anything to have that child back in their life. For those women,this joke is also cruel.
We need to think a lot more before we type stuff on Facebook. It’s too easy nowadays to blurt stuff out that we might think twice about if we were face to face with people. Take a moment to look at jokes from other perspectives than just your own.