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Saturday, October 15, 2011

October 15th

"When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them."  - Ronald Reagan

In October 1988, President Reagan declared the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Today, October 15th, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.  As part of this day, please take a moment and light a candle tonight in remembrance of all the babies taken too soon from us from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. your time.

I am 1 in 4 who has and will experience miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.  I have lived it.  I still live it.  I have experienced two early miscarriages and I have also experienced infant loss.  It is not something that goes away, it is not something you ever forget, it is not something you "get over".

Today, and everyday, I remember my sweet Bailey and all of her angel friends.  And tonight, I will light a candle in honor of them all. 

Thinking of you all today and wishing you a peaceful day.

** On a side-note:  Today, my sweet rainbow, Cameron, is one month old.  I know her big sister is watching over her.


Allison said...

Bailey and her two siblings are in my heart. I will be thinking about your angels tonight when I light our candles. <3
I know we will be hugging our rainbows extra close tonight!

Jennifer said...

Remembering your angels with you today. As Allison said, hug your rainbow extra close. <3

Violet1122 said...

Thinking of you, Bailey, and your other angels tonight.

We have a wonderful reunion waiting for us in heaven, someday.