You may have noticed that I haven’t written any actual posts lately.
Sure I’ve posted some reviews and giveaways, but nothing that has really pertained to me. The reason for this is I’ve been trying to adjust to being put on a medication to help me sleep. Most of my writing is done late at night, when my house is quiet and I can’t sleep. Since starting this new regimen I am sleeping but also left groggy and slow moving the next day so I haven’t had much energy to post here.
That being said I couldn’t let today pass without acknowledging it.
Today is October 15th. For some it’s your birthday or anniversary.
For myself, and millions of other women, today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
I can’t begin to tell you how much significance this day has for me. I struggle daily with the fact that my loss is not important to others. That because I didn’t actually have a baby that breathed air, people don’t view it as a loss.
And I can understand where they are coming from. I didn’t have the remains of my child to bury and even if I did would people have come to pay their respects? Probably not.
What is so important about this day is that it’s a way for my family and friends to show their support of my experience in their own home.
Even though I have to work tonight I will be participating in the Wave of Light campaign, somehow. Even if it means stepping outside to light my candle and for only 15 minutes. I feel it’s important, for me and for my friends who have lost a child.
I encourage any of you who have experienced a loss, or know someone who has, to light a candle at 7pm your local time and create a “wave of light” for all those babies to see from heaven.