twindaddy posted last week about not knowing what to say to a daughter at her mother’s funeral. I’m now in a similar position at work. The younger security guard, who I called Devin in a previous story, told me last week that she was pregnant. This week, she has missed the first two days so far. On Monday, we were told she was sick. Yesterday, before lunch, we were told that she was still sick. Yesterday, after lunch, we were told the real reason she was out: she had a miscarriage.
I can’t even begin to imagine what she’s going through. We were told by our supervisor not to say anything to her about it until she started talking to us about it, which makes sense. I don’t want her to talk about it before she’s ready, but this is kind of an unusual situation for me to be in. My wife is pregnant. Of course, I’m not going to start talking about that in front of her right away, but I don’t want to be talking to someone else about my wife’s pregnancy and have her accidentally overhear me and become upset. Eventually, as my wife gets closer to having our little girl, it’s going to become harder not to talk about it.
I don’t know what to say to her, or how to act around her without her thinking it’s a facade to keep her mind off of what just happened to her.