Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. A day that, until this year, I didn’t even know existed. But that’s how we generally live our lives, isn’t it? Blissfully unaware of things like this…until they somehow impact us directly.
I honestly don’t have anything profound or inspiring to say about this day. Honestly, I wish it were a day that didn’t exist at all. Because the fact that it does means that far to many suffer the loss of their unborn or infant children.
During the last five months, I have had so many women reach out to me with their own stories of loss. While in some small way it brings comfort (that you are not alone), it also brings a sense of extraordinary sadness that there is yet another woman who has felt the insufferable pain you feel.
Losing a child changes you forever. The way the pain manifests itself in your life may look different over time, but it never goes away. The loss may not define you as a person, but it most certainly changes you.
I decided to post today for one reason. To remember our angel, and the other tiny humans who were too perfect for this earth. They were not taken too soon, as they were taken in His time. And although they are gone, they live on.
At 7 pm tonight in all time zones, families across the nation will light candles in memory of the precious babies who have been lost during pregnancy or infancy. If you or someone you know has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or loss of an infant, I invite you to light your own candle tonight in remembrance. Help us create a wave of light for those little angels looking down on us to see. And even as you blow your candle out, never let the flame of that child be extinguished in your heart.