Friday, October 15, 2010

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day is today!

This week is a significant time for MANY families all around the world!

Here is a moving song called Glory Baby by Watermark. Grab a tissue this is very powerful.

Today, October 15Th, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It's a day for people to acknowledge, remember, cherish & think of the little souls that were born sleeping, miscarried or taken too soon in their young lives!

Miscarriage/stillborn has always been a touchy subject and sadly it's the moms that are left to pick up, move on, let go of what has happened to them. It is a gut wrenching feeling to know you won't be holding that baby you so badly wanted. I remember feeling bad for those that had lost babies early in their pregnancies and not really acknowledging their pain. My heart would be sad for them but I wouldn't know what to say so I didn't say anything. I look back on my behavior and my heart aches for them deeply. I wish I would have reached out and listened to them while they grieved.

I have experienced both a stillborn (38 weeks) and a miscarriage (20 weeks) and for me personally the miscarriage shook me to the core. I felt blessed to hold Graycee, love her, see her, have answers etc. However with my miscarriage it was different their was no answers, no holding my sweet baby, no closure. That closure is a powerful tool in recovery and to not have that was paralyzing.

I have found hope in books, friends, and just talking to others who have experienced the same pain of losing a child. Thank you!

So if you will be participating in the WAVE OF LIGHT, by lighting a candle tonight please link up and bring awareness and share your stories to help others. I will be praying for all those babies and their hurting families!


3 comments:

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

I blogged about this today too. I will be lighting a candle tonight in memory of my angel baby too

Trena said...

Thank you so much for coming by my blog and leaving such kind words. I will be thinking of you as well. I am now following you so I can keep reading. Sending thoughts and prayers your way ♥

Holly said...

Thank you for your comment and prayers!!

Remembering with you ♥