Jackie - posted on 10/11/2010 ( 57 moms have responded )
This is stemming from the "should children go to funerals" thread.
When I was pregnant with Allison, I had an acquaintance on Facebook, we'll call her Michelle... Well, I knew Michelle had been pregnant but I didn't know her very well at all. My brother knew her better. Well, I was browsing around one day and she had posted pictures of her baby in a casket with her older son standing next to him with the quotations "Brotherly Love". Apparently the baby passed away a few days after birth.
I was completely floored that she posted pictures, up close, of her dead baby at his funeral. Come to find out, the baby passed because she was hooked on serious drugs while pregnant which, in my mind, made the circumstances WAY worse!
After speaking to a few people about this because I was very disturbed by the images that I had just seen (pregnant and hormonal) I was told that people do this all the time and it's comforting. I found it very disturbing.
So, what do you think? Would you take pictures of your dead loved ones or would you rather remember them as they were? And if yes, do you find it acceptable to post those pictures ona public site? Or do you find it very troublesome and macabre, like I do?