If you know someone who has lost a child and you’re afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn’t forget they died. You’re not reminding them. What you’re reminding them of is that you remember that they lived, and that’s a great, great gift. –Elizabeth Edwards
|Wave of Light 2012
I light my candle for Finley Arthur and all babies gone too soon.
It is so incredibly important to break the silence about pregnancy and infant loss. I’ve said before that it is quite a taboo subject, and by making it taboo, it means that mothers and families who are experiencing this type of loss have to suffer in silence.
Unfortunately, babies do die. For many reasons. For some of us, the idea of pregnancy, labour and birth aren’t the happy occasions the way that they are perceived to be by most. It is a painful reminder of what we have been through and what we should have.
Please take a moment to light a candle tonight at 7pm and help to raise awareness. Share this with your friends and family. Help to make the world a bit more compassionate to those who are experiencing the worst kind of loss.