|It takes a Strong Woman to be a Mother but it takes an even Stronger Woman to be a Grieving Mother|
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month
Remembrance Day October 15
In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
"When a child loses their parent, they are called an orphan.
When a spouse loses his or her partner , they are called a widow or widower.
When parents lose their child, there isn't a word to describe them"
Will you join me in honoring the silent sufferers around you? Honor them be being sensitive to their broken hearts. Honor them be remembering their babies with them and honor them by being thankful for the blessings in your own life, just as they do. Don't forget, especially on the difficult days of parenting, that someone else would give anything to have their children alive.
I share this to bring to light the reality that many women are silently suffering. I write this so you will be aware. Before you complain, think about the woman who just returned home from an ultrasound that no longer sees a heartbeat and is deciding how she wants to deliver her no longer living baby. Think about the woman that just found out she will never be able to carry a child. Think about the woman that has spent everything she has to bring a baby into this world, only to be told I'm sorry, your baby is no longer alive. Think about the woman that has experienced loss and this could be her only pregnancy experience. These women know the feeling of a broken heart. These women are more than strong. Their motherhood is real and their endless love is true.
Losing a child is a difficult life event to navigate. Mothers and fathers alike, are grieving a loved one or ones and their losses should be recognized.
To the grieving mothers:
Your babies matter. Your babies are sweet, special and miracle Angels. Your motherhood is real and your endless love is true.Your babies are and will forever be, the best thing that ever happened to you. Your babies opened a special place in your heart you never knew existed, and not even death can close it again. We will always remember these beautiful Angels that were sent by God.
"For God commands the Angels to guard you in all your ways"
Please join the Wave of Light on October 15th by lighting a candle at 7pm to remember all the babies gone too soon.