For those who may not be aware, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (as well as my dad’s birthday – love you lots Dad!!). Please feel free to check out this website www.october15th.com. Before losing Andrew, I had no idea such a day existed, but as a grieving parent, I’m grateful that it does. I yearn to find more ways to honor our son as well as the other little babies who have gone to heaven far sooner than we would have liked.
I hate that we’re now one of the statistics out there concerning pregnancy and infant loss, and I know the enemy wants us to dwell on that. Luckily, I serve a MIGHTY GOD and my identity is in him, not in my circumstance. Andrew is not just a statistic, he is a beautiful creation, leaving behind a beautiful legacy. I’m so thankful for him!
I’d encourage you to light a candle on October 15th at 7pm in your time zone to create a wave of light in memory of your child/children that you have lost, or in honor of someone else who has lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.
If you feel comfortable sharing, would you mind leaving a comment on my blog letting me know who you will be remembering tomorrow?
I will be remembering my son, Andrew Ryan. I will also be remembering my older sibling, who was lost to miscarriage and my friends’ babies who were lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death.