Thursday, October 15, 2009

Candle of Remembrance

October is the start of fall but it is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month. Ronald Reagan designated the month of October in 1988 as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.” It is a way to honor not only our baby angel in heaven but all babies who flew up to heaven way too soon.

And today, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It is a day to remember all of the little ones we have lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or newborn death. Each loss is just as painful for the loved ones left behind and we can all come together to recognize our losses, to heal together, and remember our beautiful babies. Our little angels are all together, playing and dancing, waiting for their mommies and daddies to join them someday in heaven.

I never knew about this day until Ella was gone and what a beautiful way to remember her. I love that today we will light a candle and remember the hope she brought to us, the love that filled our hearts, and the lessons she taught us. Her short time here with us brought so much meaning to our lives. Now because of her, we are starting an amazing new journey. Starting an organization that I believe will someday help many babies, many families, and many nurses in a NICU, just as she would have wanted. Ella Jo came here to do what she was meant to do and we will forever be so grateful. So today, October 15th we light a candle to remember a sweet beautiful little angel who is dancing up in heaven to Twinkle Twinkle.

1 comments:

Kristin @ The Krumwiede 6 said...

We had a special prayer moment for all angels everywhere...especially those in our family.

Love you guys!
Kristin

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