I should be more understanding however it does irritate me when people try to show empathy when they share that they lost a parent, a sibling, a pet, etc. In my book, absolutely nothing compares to the loss of a child. I will be candid and say that I don't even grasp the mourning of a miscarriage. You had the moments of your pregnancy to dream about who your child will be etc. but you did not KNOW that child, HOLD that child, etc. I even had one person tell me that his late bird was like a son to him. To this day, I see a young man, who reminds me of Adam, be it the color of his hair, clothing, whatever, it takes me back and reduces me to tears. I can't get on with life as a grieving Mother. It is so effing draining. If I had no spouse or other children, I would finish the job I set out to do shortly after Adam passed. It is the only way I know how to stop the pain.