Friday, Oct. 15 has been dedicated as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It is on this day grieving parents, families and friends come together to create a wave of light across the nation and the world. In order to do this, please light a candle (in whatever time zone you may be) from 7 to 8 p.m. to remember our babies. Check out www.october15th.com --- they have great information on what this day means. I would definitely check out the video of the House of Representatives discussing this day.
Of course, there are many different ways to remember your baby this month. Brent and I had the privilege of participating in a Walk to Remember last weekend at Clement Park. It was amazing how many people were there -- parents who lost children, and those just willing to show up to support their loved ones. It included a ceremony where each baby's name was read and a balloon was released in there honor. Quite emotional, but wonderful to do. We also received "awareness" bracelets from the organization. Brent and I have committed ourselves to wearing the bracelets everyday for the month of October. And last night, we actually had someone ask us about them! How happy I was to be able to share and educate.
Also, it is not too late to add your face to www.iamtheface.org. They have even included a place for dads to add their photo.
How are you honoring your baby this month? I would love to hear from you! And don't forget to join us in the wave of light on Oct. 15.
|Brent and I at Walk to Remember|
|Some of the balloons released in memory of our babies|
|Jackson's name in the Walk to Remember program|