Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in the United States. It is a day for parents to remember the child/children who they hoped would be here on earth, but whose home is heaven.
This month is also recognized as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness” month. As such, I have gotten a new opportunity to share at the local library. In doing some research for my class and for this month, I have found the following memes. While I cannot say that I agree with everything the groups who have posted these stand for, I found these memes to touch a special place in my heart.
Then I came across this poem that touched my heart:
“Some would say I didn’t even know you, but I carried you, felt you grow, longed for the day we’d meet, dreamed of your future. Not only did I know you, I fell in love with you.” (From Mommies with Angel Babies)
So on this October 15th, I want to encourage you, that if you have had a loss, you are not alone. And I know that it hurts and that the pain never goes away. But I hope you find comfort in the assurance that your baby is in heaven. And I pray that you know that you will one day see him/her/them again.
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:10