Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The entire month of October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and you can find more information at www.october15th.com.
Chances are, most of you have personally experienced a loss or know someone close to you who has experienced a loss. You probably have friends or family members who have lost a baby that you don't even know about- many people don't talk about it. I feel like that should change.
I have learned a lot from my mother and hearing her share her story about losing a son born with Trisomy 13. I only wish she had been able to tell me sooner because it certainly helped me to understand her better. I have so many friends and family that have lost babies to miscarriage, stillbirth, or have had their babies leave this world too soon for other reasons. We should be able to talk about it. It touches so many of us.
Just a few weeks ago, I had a miscarriage. We haven't even told our family but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it so I guess today is a good day to just acknowledge it and move past it.
Tonight I'm lighting a candle in remembrance of the little ones that have been lost...