Thursday, October 15, 2009
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
October 15th is the National Day of Remembrance for pregnancy and infant loss. Today we remember all babies who died because of a miscarriage (at any gestation), stillbirths, SIDS, or any other infant death. Tonight, everyone is encouraged to light a candle at 7PM (in every time zone) to remember the babies who never had a chance to grow up. Keep the candle going for 1 hour so that there will be a continuous "wave of light" throughout the world. Tonight I'll be lighting a candle for the baby I lost at 5 1/2 weeks on February 1, 2008.
Today is a good day to say a prayer for anyone you know who has lost a baby at any age. It means so much to those of us who have gone through this type of loss. And say an extra prayer for those women who have not yet had the blessing of healthy children.
Please leave me a comment and let me know who you will be remembering today and feel free to share your story.