There are things that have never touched my life personally so I never knew about them. One of those things was an event, a national day of awareness for Pregnancy and Infant Loss.

shaundi at dunes photo by laTonight at 7pm, I along with thousands of other mothers and fathers and those missing their babies, will light a candle for my sweet baby. Everyone lights the candle in their own time zone at 7pm and leaves it burning for one hour. This is called the International Wave of Light.

One one hand, this sounds beautiful, on another hand…well, I have nothing to say. It’s still all so raw to me.

If you light a candle tonight, be it for your own loss or for the loss of another family, please post a photo to our facebook wall and tag it #october15th

 

In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, their isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.”