~~October 16, 2014~~
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
…. a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom and in the Australian States of Western Australia and New South Wales, in Italy on behalf of a charity named Piccoli Angeli on October 15.
The day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils, concluding with the International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles at 7:00 PM.
This post is dedicated to the Harris Family who lost their baby girl DeLainey too soon. She participated in the International Wave of Light in honor of her daughter.
In her own words ….
“The ceremony was very nice. Mommy didn’t get to hear them say your name cause your brother was busy singing happy birthday to you.
But it was nice to be there and light candles for you and all the other little babies that were taken too soon. I never would have thought this would be our life and I still can’t believe it is. I want nothing but to have you here with us. I wish I could make it happen but I am left with the fact that will never happen.
Our lives will forever be changed because you aren’t longer here. I will never understand it and I will live with the pain for the rest of my life. But having you I would never have changed you knew nothing but love and for that I can have a small amount if peace. You never had to suffer or feel the pain of this ugly world. You knew my love, my warmth, my heartbeat and my arms. I held you your entire life. I just wish it would have been different. I love and miss you like crazy and you will always be my baby.”
~~Light a candle on Oct. 15 for babies lost to miscarriage or stillbirth~~
~~Uploaded on Sep 22, 2009~~
On October 15 of every year, at 7 p.m. your time, light a candle for one hour in memory of our babies who were lost far too soon.
Video images from In the Company of Angels, a memorial book.
Find out about the book at http://www.caseyshaypress.com.
The song is Still, by Gerrit Hofsink.
We ALL are ONE!!