Saturday, October 15, 2011

october 15...

"There is no greater tragedy in life than the loss of a child. Unfortunately, because our babies live only within our wombs or they live outside of the womb for a short period of time, an uneducated society often minimizes the importance of their short lives and, in turn, our grief is trivialized.” Clair Baca

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month (President Ronald Reagan proclaimed it) is in October and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is on October 15th. We have succeeded in getting State Proclamations established in 47 States to date (October 11, 2001). First of all, just because we may have states that have not signed, does not mean that the Month of October and October 15th will not be recognized in these states. We are hoping to have October 15th observed all over the world, and we truly believe in our hearts that someday it will be.

Since Oct 1988, more than two million babies worldwide were born still. And countless others were lost to a variety of other devasting reasons. Please take a moment this October to think of all those babies who are so very loved and missed every single day.

Today I lit the candle above in honor or all the babies that have been lost but to the ones I know are...

Baby Cale
Baby Andrew
Baby Cohen
Baby Jake
Baby Briar
Baby Westgate
Baby Berg
Baby Morden
Baby Harper
Baby Olivia...

To many babies conceived but gone to soon! Please be praying for their families today as we remember and honor these lil ones lives!


Grandma Becky said...

Sad to know little ones die too soon for us as we love them so dearly and wonder what they would have been like in their adult years. Grieving the loss of a friend's(Tamara) coworker's (Mary) sister's(Becky) baby just this week from septicemia, 15 mo. old. Slipped away into the arms of Jesus during the night sometime. God be with them in this time of sadness.

The Southbay Newlyweds said...

Great post!

Lauren said...

Thank you for remembering and lighting a candle for my 2 angels, as well as for all the other babies lost.

Anonymous said...

I remember reading about Baby Cohen on your blog some months back. Thank you for remembering all the little ones waiting with Father, for their mommies and daddies to come home. Marion

Caroline said...

Thank you for loving Cale and sharing this with all those who follow your blog. You are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such a sweet post. We have a baby grand daughter (Grace) with the Lord.
I look forward to the day.


B. Wilson said...

Thank you, Katie. It means the world to see the name of my Andrew written by someone other than myself-- remembering him as a person that made such an incredible impact on me as a mother.

Thank you for being bold. You have never lost a child and yet you aren't afraid to step out in support for those who have-- a subject largely still taboo and unmentioned in society. It means the world to all of us that the legacy of our children are remembered as we carry on a life of hurt without them.

You're wonderful. Thank you so much.