(Closed) Those birthday notifications on Facebook aren't always good

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Little Chapel of Flowers

I know exactly how you feel.  My phone reminded me this morning that it was my mom’s birthday.  I lost her almost 2 years ago.  I would have remembered when I saw the date at work, but first thing ing the morning definately effected my mood all day.

Post # 3
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Jacqui90:  My best friend died suddenly 3 1/2 years ago when he was 23. Every year his birthday pops up on facebook and for a split second, I always forget he’s gone. I immediately go to text or call him until it hits me “oh yeah…” I spend the rest of the day thinking about him, happy memories and silently wish him a happy birthday. Sometimes it’s hard but I’m glad to be reminded of his birthday, how old he would be today. Gives me a reason to spend a day with him in my thoughts.

Post # 4
1244 posts
Bumble bee

I got a birthday reminder on Facebook for a high school friend and promptly wished her a “happy birthday, enjoy your day” message. Then I decided to read her page and see what she’d been up to lately. As it turned out she’d passed away from breast cancer 2 years prior. she was so young and had two little girls. I felt so upset. I believe Facebook now has a function for profiles of deceased people – so you can still see their pictures but stop notifications about them. 

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