Saturday, October 15, 2011

weekend reflection: Candle


Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom,[citation needed] on October 15.

The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States On October 25, 1988 when former American President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

The day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils, concluding with the International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles at 7:00 p.m.

Baby Loss Awareness (NZ)
Candles were lit tonight, for all the little babies that we've loved and lost. Those who never made it to birth, those who were born asleep, for those who never left the hospital to come home, and for those who came home, but they couldn't stay. We love each and every single one of you, you won't ever be forgotten, and you will always be loved and missed. Fly high, precious little angel babies.

I didn't lit my candle, because my candle for Andrew is lit everyday in my heart.

I was part of a documentary for the Baby Loss Awareness Week: Oct 9th to 15th. This was aired on National TV on Sunday Oct 9th.



EG CameraGirl said...

It's so sad! I'm sorry that you are reminded of your loss so often.

Elisabeth said...

I agree with you, it's so important to keep these little babies alive in our hearts, Ann.

My mother and my older sister both lost babies at near to full term . Both babies are buried in a mass grave outside the Royal Women's hospital here in Melbourne.

After many years the authorities have acknowledged the site here as a grave but it took a long time.

It saddens me to think that people are so quick to want us to forget our lost babies. I had a miscarriage at only ten weeks once a long time ago, but I will never forget that unborn baby, Ann. and your loss through time is so much greater.

Let us not forget but also celebrate the life that might have been.

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are so well spoken, and such a great spokeswoman for this cause, you have really found your calling,though it took such an awful tragedy for this to happen.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Such lingering sadness after the death of a child.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

As Ginny said, you are a good spokesperson for this cause. I'm so sorry for what you have been through ---but know that you are using that experience to help others...

Great reflection of the candle.

Gattina said...

Your reflection pictures are very nice. But the rest of your blog is very sad.