It's not lost on me that it is also National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and while I will always have the happy memory of what happened on this day, there are also many people and angels are etched in my memory forever.
- Our own sweet little girl or boy who gave us so much joy for the 2 weeks we knew you existed.
- My sweet niece who would turn 10 next month if she were on earth, but instead will remain 29 days old forever. I never met her when she was alive, but she was truly the most beautiful little girl.
- Our goddaughter who was born still too soon due to pregnancy complications
- A friend of mine who's baby was born about a week after my little one, but was born still, with the cord around her neck
- So many of my peer group and blogging friends who have experienced loss, many who have experienced multiple losses
- Others who while they haven't had a miscarriage or death, still mourn their inability to get pregnant, for whatever reason.
Today as I look at my Facebook timeline and my Twitter feed I am reminded of how many people suffer in silence. I figure for every one person who posts something, there are at least 2 or 3 who have suffered loss, but don't say anything publicly. My prayer is that today, noone grieves alone, but is aware of the supportive community around them.