UPDATED: Deleted the other stock image and have now included actual leaf picture we saw that day.
At the hospital today, got introduced to the leaf with a rain or tear drop sign on a patient’s door, which signifies a loss related to pregnancy. The door was partially open but it was so quiet in there, it was like the grief was radiating out towards us. That mother would not be taking her baby home with her. Devastating.
The leaf did not look like this picture. It was a single leaf in a shape similar to a slightly cupped hand with a single full and rounded drop towards the end. Somehow, the picture seemed apt, yet, I wonder how it is for that family when they see that picture. Although the picture is discreet, obviously, you don’t want staff or students coming in and asking, “so how’s the baby doing?” it still seems to magnify the loss. It certainly magnified it for us.