Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

A dear and treasured friend of mine posted this on her Face Book. I did not know about it till now. 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom and in the Australian State of New South Wales, on October 15th .

The day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils, concluding with the International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles.

Picture by Jessie Ruffridge

I love you! You know we have talked before about my miscarriages, but I never knew there was a special day set aside for other's to remember and show love and support! I have always taken time on Dec.3rd  to remember my babies because that was the date of my first miscarriage. I found I had to remember and love them but was wasting time God had given me with my family and friends by remembering every date of each miscarriage, every "would have been birthday"…
I don't understand God's reasons or plans for why so many of my Babies have gone to Heaven so soon. So I have just always considered the day I lost Tara as my day of remembrance. It is comforting to know that there is a day where other people remember and recognize the horrible pain and loss that parents suffer. I love you and am praying for you, as always!
Thank You Jessie, this will make this Dec. 3rd  the easiest one I have had in 20 yrs! 
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(A heart for each of my Heavenly Treasures!)