Remembrance day for those who have lost their little ones through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.

Miss my little Raymond everyday. We lost him at 22 weeks pregnancy, when there was suddenly no longer a heartbeat. We will never be the same. I’ve written out the entire story and someday I may be willing to share, but for now, just know that we loved him from the moment we found out he’d be joining our family, and we were so excited when we found out we’d have a little guy coming! His older brother was ecstatic about having a little bro. And we were all horrified and in deep anguish when we learned of his passing. Personally, I had felt his kicking and movements, and had so many hopes and dreams for him. Losing all of that has changed me. As the years go by, there is more time between the waves of anguish and mourning, but they will always be there. He is my son and I am living this life without him. I firmly believe I will have a chance to raise him in the next life, so that brings me comfort and hope.

If you know someone whose baby died, consider sending them a note or flowers and let them know that they are not alone in remembering their child. #october15 #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #rememberanceday #showloveandsupport

If you are afraid of bringing their baby up and making them sad, please realize that they always remember and will likely appreciate you remembering their little one and the life, hopes and dreams that were lost. They do not forget, so you will not be reminding them. Rather, you will be honoring the small life that had such a huge impact on theirs, and acknowledging their pain and the existence of their little one. Please reach out and help those parents to know they are truly loved. Be honest. Be kind. Just love.

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