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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day

From the "I am the Face" website...

Ways to Celebrate Oct. 15th:
  • Light a candle for your lost child(ren).
  • Do a balloon release with your family and/or friends. Give each person a note card to write a message to your child(ren), and attach to the balloons.
  • Plant a tree in honor of your child(ren).
  • Participate in a planned Oct. 15th event in your area.
The way that we are going to celebrate is by being together, sharing our hopes and dreams for what could've been and remind ourselves how lucky we were to have spent 9 weeks and 4 days with our first, Spud.

We plan to plant a tree at some point, but haven't found the right kind of tree or the right location yet.  Someday we'll put it together, but for now, we're still planning.

Here's a link about our loss and what we're remembering today...

Happy Hopefuls - Our Loss

Here are some links to reference for today...

I Am The Face

Faces of Loss

Remembering our Babies, October 15th

Pregnancy and Infant Loss/Remembrance Day

Baby Center's Oct 15th

Who are you remembering today?



AthenaBee said…
10 years ago I attended a funeral for a 2 month old baby. He was the son of my high school best friend's sister. Seeing her stand weeping at his open casket broke my heart... but I had no idea it left a deep, permanent mark the way it did.

When Athena was born 6 years later I couldn't stop picturing the funeral. It became the main problem with my OCD. I didn't sleep for a year for fear that if I did Athena would suffer the same fate. Now that Zofia is here the terror has returned.

I will never ever forget him and I wish so much that no one should ever have to experience that loss.
the grumbles said…
thinking of you today, and all the friends i have who have experienced the loss of a child. you are always remembered in my thoughts, yo!
Bethany said…
Thinking of you today and for all others who have loved and lost!!!!
Thinking of you and the others who have lost a child. *HUG*

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