Yesterday, I was in a meeting for a committee I serve on. I haven't seen another woman on the committee practically all summer -- either she has missed meetings or I have. When she came in, she was overly excited to see me.
"How are you? How's the baby?"
My stomach literally dropped. I couldn't even speak. Just looked back at her blankly.
"Aren't you just coming back from maternity leave?"
I shook my head. "No. That's Heather."
"Oh right," she laughed. And I tried not to cry.