In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared October as National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Since that time, this day specifically, October 15th, has been set aside to remember those sweet babies who are in Heaven with Jesus instead of in their mommy’s arms.
If you are one of the thousands of women who have suffered this painful loss or know someone who has, tonight at 7pm, light a candle in their memory.
Mourning is a very peculiar emotion and we all handle it differently. No matter the stage of grief you are in, know that there is hope for a future.
I have written about my own personal experience with this in my blog Life After Loss . I would invite you all to read it and feel free to share anything of your own experience as well. It is through the encouragement of other women & the love of the Father that we find our strength to go on when it seems impossible.
“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, there isn’t a word to describe them.” ~President Reagan