In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Through the efforts of Robyn Bear, founder of www.october15th.com, October 15th has been declared Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
A day where all grieving parents could come together and reflect on their loss and honor their babies. The organization asks everyone in all time zones, worldwide, to light a candle at 7pm, in honor of their angel baby.
I will be lighting two.
Two is such a difficult number to swallow. Two hasn’t been easy. Two is how old my son is. Two is how many siblings he will never meet.
My infertility and our losses haven’t been a secret. I wrote about it here, here, and here. I believe it is crucial to healing that miscarriage and loss is talked about. That parents shouldn’t feel guilty or ashamed for the loss of a child.
Too many people grieve in silence.
We did with the first. But then there was another. And this time, I wanted to talk about it.
October 15th is a day of healing. Too many people never come to term with their loss.
If you or someone you know has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, I hope you will join me in this nationwide tribute to create awareness and provide support to those that are suffering.
I will be lighting two candles for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day at 7pm.
How many will you light?
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