Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day

Today, October 15, is Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day. I posted this fact on my Facebook page this morning and several people left notes regarding the dates of their own losses. My heart goes out to everyone who has had to go through the loss of a baby from miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.

To commemorate this day and to remember our little baby saints in heaven, Deanna Roy, the founder of Facts about Miscarriage, also sent the following note out regarding things you can do along with some details on a book she put together that allows you to record memories of that pregnancy. Here's the text:


Don't forget to light your candles at 7 p.m. your time!

I have put together a list of songs that are perfectly suited to play during the candlelighting. You can see this list and hear clips at:
http://www.pregnancyloss.info/resources.htm#music

If you've never really told your angel's story, taken time to write down every single memory of his or her little life, I encourage you to do it. I've made a video that will help you think of things to write about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svAZHZ83Qjs
Watch the video in HQ and maximize it so you can read the words.

I did publish a baby memorial book this year, which are the pages you see in that video. Printing is happening right now, and the books will be here in a few weeks. If you have no place to paste your sonograms or dried flowers, or to write down your baby's statistics, even if you were only a few weeks along, this is why I made the book. You can get them at the publisher web site (it's $18.99 and shipping is $3.99 in the US and includes cards to paste inside if you have no sonograms):
http://www.caseyshaypress.com/In-the-Company-of-Angels-Hardback-9780984187911.htm

I know this is one of the hardest things you've ever endured. It was for me too, and years later, it still is. I will think of all of you at 7 p.m. when I light my candle. If you want to post a picture of your candlelighting so we can see how you celebrated the date, feel free to add them right here on our Facebook page.

I'd love to see them.

Take care.

Deanna Roy
Founder, Facts about Miscarriage


In her letter she mentions lighting a candle at 7pm your time. The idea is that throughout the day candles are lit for one hour in each time zone from 7pm to 8pm. So as you extinguish your candle someone in the next timezone is lighting one. Unfortunately I can't be home tonight during that hour, but I have two candles at home, one for each of my babies, and I may light them while we say our Rosary tonight.

God's blessings to all of you moms and dads out there who have gone through such a loss.

2 comments:

  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Lucy

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  2. Thanks Lucy!! I'll have to checkout your website, too. I haven't been very good about posting lately but hope to correct that in the new year!! Happy new year and thanks for visiting

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