Saturday, October 15, 2011

remembering our babies

Today, October 15th, marks the annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It's a day to remember the sweet babies who have flown away far, far too soon - whether it be through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, or the death of an infant.

This subject is one that is, all too often, dealt with in silence. There is a a strange, unspoken taboo against sharing about these losses. This day of remembrance is a way to honor the little ones who never fully shared in our families' lives, as well as to offer support to those who have suffered through the loss of a precious addition to their families.

One of the most beautiful parts about this day is the Wave of Light. At 7pm, wherever you are, you can light a candle. Leave it burning for one hour and it will become part of a continuous wave of light in memory of these sweet babies.

I know we'll be doing that in our house, in honor of our precious Riley Jordan.

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