Tomorrow is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a day that I once knew nothing about and even if I had I wouldn’t have really paid attention.

One of the things I realized in the last few years is that, especially in western culture, we are so silent about death, about grief, and especially so about the grief of lost babies. It’s one of those things that people fear to talk about and so often just don’t acknowledge.

I have been blessed beyond measure that my sweet Eden has been celebrated and talked about and cried over openly. She is not a secret we just never mention. Her photograph hangs on my wall with her brothers and sister and doesn’t cause anyone to wince or become uncomfortable. I think it would actually make my friends and guests more uncomfortable if her picture wasn’t there.

So tomorrow I will light my candle in remembrance of some very special little people whom are greatly missed here on earth. Eden, Nathan, The Twins, Krista’s babies, The Triplets and so many more…
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  1. Rachel Says:

    Wow! I had no idea that there was such a day. Today is Rachie's birthday. She's four. I named her after myself because I felt she was a special and significant gift especially for me. I know...all children are, but there was something different about her. I had three boys and had lossed at daughter. When Rachie came along I felt she was a fulfillment of a promise. Now to find out her birthday falls on a day to remember her sister is just - well, neat.