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I Am Sorry for Seeming Insensitive to Your Loss

I am sorryOh My, I’ve done it again!

It seems that I am constantly putting my foot in my mouth.

I was thinking of my mother who passed away in 2001 and how much I knew a Shield would have helped her when I wrote this subject line for our last email.  “Your mom called, she gave us her wish list. Can you guess what’s on it?”

I was unprepared for the outpouring of anger and outrage from women whose mothers have crossed over, some more than twenty years ago. Some were startled, dismayed or sad. One wrote that it sent her right over the edge and she unsubscribed from the newsletter after sending us several angry emails. It certainly wasn’t my intent to upset or make light of your loss, in fact that was the last thing on my mind.
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