Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15th...Who Knew?

October 15th.  

It was Brynn's actual due date.

It is also, ironically, International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Wikipedia says: 

October 15th is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriagestillbirthSIDS, or the death of a newborn.

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 p.m. 


In my life before Brynna, I had no idea such a day existed.

I am heartbroken to now be in the small population of people who will recognize it every year of my life from here on out.  

Tonight, as in many nights past (and still yet to come), candles will be lit in our home to honor Brynna.  We only had six short days in her presence, but her memory is with us for a lifetime.  We remember, always.  We love, always.  

If you are so inclined to participate, would you all be so kind as to light a candle in remembrance of our sweet girl?  Would you light a candle as well as for all the other angel babies and their families as we do our best to walk this dark, winding road they call grief?

Thank you.  In remembering them, they live on, and that is the best thing you can give a grieving parent.


 "If you know someone who has lost a child and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remember that they lived, and that's a great, great gift."     -Elizabeth Edwards


Colleen @ six said...

Hey friend,
You are on my mind everyday - would love your number if you text and wouldn't mind me texting you a message from time to time. If you're up to it you can just text me at 5093923603. I am not super great at phone calls however - it is ever so slightly loud around here! ;) We've been remembering Brynna around here too.

Cassie & Conner said...

I was thinking about all of you all day on this day, and every day. We are planning a way to celebrate Brynna's birthday together, but wish we could be with you all up there. I love you all so much! -Cassie