I only have a moment, but I just realized today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and I haven’t mentioned it here! Actually, the entire month is dedicated to it, but particularly the 15th. One thing that is done is The International Wave of Light, which invites participants from around the world to light a candle at 1900 hours on October 15 in their respective time zones, and to leave the candle burning for at least an hour. The result is a continuous chain of light spanning the globe for a 24 hour period in honor and remembrance of the children who die during pregnancy or shortly after birth. Obviously, this is something I support. Unfortunately, I won’t be home at 7 tonight, and I honestly don’t want to draw a lot of attention by trying to do it at someone else’s house.
So if any of you are able to do it, how about you send me a picture of your candle, and I’ll post them here? Whether it’s in remembrance of your own baby(ies), or to support those of us who have had losses, I think it’s a lovely gesture to be able to make.