This month is Baby Loss Awareness month and tonight 15 Oct is the International Wave of Light. The aim is as always to light a candle at 7pm local time in memory of all the little lost souls. By making local time means that we create a wave of light around the world. As each person in each country lights their candle at 7pm, this way the lights burn for 24hrs.
I have always loved this idea and in some of the forums that I was a member of, we used to share pictures of our candle, our light for the worlds lost babies. Tonight at 7pm, I lit my candle for our baby son and I shed a few tears for him too. I lit it and left it to burn, in memory of every baby that every parent has had to say goodbye to.
We shouldn’t ever have to bury our children, we shouldn’t ever have to lose a much wanted pregnancy, but of course the sad reality is that we do. I in 4 of us will lose a pregnancy. Lighting my candle won’t change a thing, but it acknowledges the pain we feel, the tears we shed and the love that we will forevermore hold in our hearts.
I don’t have much more to say this evening, my heart is heavy and the tears are stinging the back of my eyes. I just wanted to say to every parent that has lost their baby, I understand, I care and I’m sorry you have suffered this pain.
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