Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Heart Never Forgets

In June 0f 1995, I joined the millions of women affected by pregnancy and infant loss. Since that time I have endured 6 more losses - and while so very early on in pregnancy, were no less devastating due to their brevity.

In 1986, then President Ronald Reagan signed his name to a proclamation stating the month of October to be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. (see sidebar) Following suit in 2005, Congress passed a bill proclaiming the 15th of October to be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. In current years this day and month are marked by Remembrance Walks, Prayer Ceremonies and many other rituals meant to help healing, spread awareness and engender compassion.

Please join my sisters and I in remembering our little ones, particularly today. Anyone touched by the tragedy of losing a child - whether in infancy, at birth or before knows how life altering and devastating the experience is.

I invite you to enter the name(s) of your little ones in my comments section so that we might remember them with you also today. At your request, I will add them to the list at the end of this posting.

Remembering . . .

Zach, Hannah, Aiden, Caelan, Carena, Matthew Thomas &
Lilith "Lily"

David Merlin Avatar Porter 3/22/1998-5/22/1998
Lawrence Peterson
Bryan Nathaniel 10/1/80 & Travis Seth Green 5/1/82
Emma Grace
Kieran, Noillag & Little Ones
Ethan Jakob & August Elizabeth
Baby K
Jack & Rose


Cara said...

Please add Emma Grace.

I shudder to think how long the list will be (sigh)

Jane G said...

Please remember Kieran, Nollaig and the little ones we didn't name.

CLC said...

Thinking of all your angels today along with my Hannah.

Busy Momma said...

my m/c's were both very early and I don't know what sex my children were but I have named anyway just by my feeling.
Ethan Jakob
August Elizabeth

Martha said...

My first - Baby K, sex unknown, forever in my heart
Thank you Julia, I hope you are doing better everyday.

Mom on a coulee said...

Jack and Rose, my little sparkles of joy that were gone before I knew it but will always be in me heart, thanks for this post.
I will pray for them all and for all those pregnant now.

loribeth said...

I've been busy with company this past week & missed the 15th. :( Glad to see you posting, though!