Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2009

Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This day is a special day where we can all recognize the babies we have lost, no matter the cause. Tonight is the Wave of Light and I plan on light a candle for both Jordan and Carleigh. Read below to see how you can participate in this special event.



Another way you can help to remember your baby or babies is to add them to my Angel Friends. If you need help finding support or are looking for ways to remember your baby or more please check out my Helpful Links. If you know of a link that might be helpful please let me know and I will add it!

In honor of this day of remembering our babies I have a giveaway for you. Sue from My Forever Child has donated a Personalized Angel Wing Necklace for me to give to mommy who has lost one or many angels. My Forever Child offers a variety of child loss keepsakes, many of which you can personalize. You can learn more about My Forever Child by clicking here. Also, there are other blogs who are holding giveaways from My Forever Child.

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me who you are remembering on this day. This giveaway is for today only and will run until 11:59 pm EST. The winner of the necklace will be announced the morning of October 16th. Please stay tuned for the rest of the month of October as I will be giving away more items from My Forever Child.

Jordan & Carleigh, today I will remember you in a special way by lighting a candle, but every day I remember you in my heart. I love you!

51 comments:

Rikki said...

It is such a great way to remember all of out angel babies all over the world. 7pm has already been and gone here in australia and i lit my candles.
The necklace is beautiful.
Today i am remembering Elijah and Jett and a few special friends angel babies.

Lindsay said...

Today we are remembering Lo, the angel that we lost earlier this week.

The necklace is stunning.

Sherry said...

How sweet! I will light a candle tonight for my friends babies. The one who is truly on my mind today is a friend from high school who just recently lost her 2nd baby to miscarriage. My heart is deeply sadden for my friend Victora. If I am choosen this necklace would go to her.

Amanda said...

Today we are remembering our Sara, the angel we lost two weeks ago.

Reading your blog has helped me alot recently and I want to thank you for that.

Amanda
cafemom

Ms. Sarah said...

Today we are remembering Blakes twin Hailey. We have been without her for 6 years and miss her greatly every day..

April said...

Thank you for sharing the details of the Wave of Light. I briefly saw that somewhere and couldn't get the information. I will be certain to light a candle tonight for all my friend's children.

Remembering sweet Carleigh

RW-NJ-ME Mom said...

My name is Cheryl and I will will honoring my daughter, Megan Elizabeth tonight by lighting a candle for her. I carried her with love for 33 weeks and she was born an angel on April 16,2009. Forever in our heart and soul...missing and loving you Megan. Mommy, Daddy, big brothers Ryan and Nathan

Rebecca said...

Today I will be lighting a candle and remembering Trinadee and all the other angel babies. Today is also the 1 month anniversary of her birth and becoming an angel.

Jennifer Ross said...

That necklace says so much. I would feel so honored to wear that in memory of Isaiah. People hardly ever speak his name, and I would love to show that he is on my mind throughout every single day that I am here on this earth. I am very emotional lately. I'm sure that the birth of Ezekiel tommorrow is playing a big part in that emotion. It's bitter sweet. That necklace would be a nice reminder to all... that I have not forgotten.

Love,
Jenny

Lauren said...

Thinking of you today, Holly... Hugs!

Nan said...

Thinking of you and you sweet angel. I am lighting candles tonight for everyone.

If you don't mind I would love if you could add our forum for grieving dads link to your helpful links page?
http://forumforgrievingdads.com/

Hugs, Nan

Hummingbirds mom said...

We are lighting candles to remember our daughter Isabella Liahanna Miller born sleeping May 24th 2008, she had a heart attack during labor and passed away, as well as other angels that have passed

lost--for--words said...

I have an idea for doing something special tonight... I hope it will work out. I will be always remembering my sweet Freja and my friend's babies who have all really touched me over the past months.

Bree said...

One year ago today, Ella was conceived. At that time, I had no idea that this day was Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. I'm going to go out today and buy a special candle to light tonight for Ella and all of her friends. Thinking of Carleigh today!

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

Today I am lighting a candle for our son Seth. He was born March 27, 2008 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He went to Heaven on Oct. 12, 2008 (making it a year just this week). I love the poem you shared in an earlier post as sometimes I can not believe how much I still miss Seth. I can handle it thinking of God leaving that there so I look forward to Heaven!

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

I will be lighting a candle for Brendan, my identical twin son born at 25 weeks, 2 days. He lived for 3 days. He had a grade 4 brain bleed, perforated lungs, and weakening heart. We decided to take him off life support - the hardest decision a mommy has to make. His brother is 1.5 yrs old and is doing wonderfully. I will also be lighting a candle for all my friends who have either lost a singleton or a twin. Thank you for sharing your story with us and inspiring others.

Holly said...
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Holly said...

sorry for the above post..my computer was acting silly.

Such a sweet way to remember. Today I am thinking of my sweet Jennifer

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Wanted to stop by and tell you I was thinking of you today. May your day be special as you honor your angels. I also wanted to say that one of my other blogger friends posted the story on the Tennessee family that you blogged about a while ago whose son was born and only lived two minutes and they don't want to issue a birth certificate. Well, I guess people can sign the petition even if they don't live in TN, so I signed it and was so glad I was able to lend my support to that.
What a special day and special way to honor little ones across the globe.

Rachel said...

I am so glad I found your blog. It is just great. We are remembering our angel Ryan Matthew. He passed at 8 weeks due to a brain injury suffered during heart surgery to repair one of many of his birth defects. May God bless you and bring you peace.

croleyc69 said...

Today we are remembering our 2 angel babies and lighting candles for them and all the other angel babies. Thinking of you and Carleigh and Jordan today & prayers always.
Caroline

Ang said...

Today I am remembering my sweet William who was born sleeping on December 13th 2005. I have no doubt that he is looking after the 6 brothers and sisters there with him and his 3 brothers and sister down here on earth.

I will pray for all the lost babies today

Graves said...

Thinking of you on this special day!

Today I will be remebering my daughter Hayden. Born last May sleeping at 23 weeks. We miss her so much!

Nickel Pickle said...

Lots of little ones will be remembered today for sure. ((hugs))

Jus and Kat said...

Remembering Dylan, today and every day! Thank you.

Kat In Dylan's Memory

3LittleByrds said...

Today I am remembering our sweet baby we lost in 2007 at 8 weeks. Not a day goes by that we don't think of our precious little one.

Just Breathe said...

I will be lighting a candle tonight in memory of Carleigh and all the babies who left too soon.

dragonflyprincess77@hotmail.com said...

The necklace is beautiful! We will be remembering Ryleigh Elizabeth Hope born sleeping on March 17, 2009. She will be forever missed and loved by everyone.

Lisa and Eric J.

Anonymous said...

I have 4 babies in heaven-3 miscarriages and also my lil son who only lived for 3 weeks! We miss them terribly.....Lord come Quickly!!!
Karen

MommyIvy said...

I will be remembering my little angel. Miscarried at 7 weeks. July 2006.

Missing Kasey said...

I will be remembering my son Kasey. Who fought 33 days before earning his wings.
I miss you punkin!!!

Shelley said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I find it so couragous that you decided to carry your daughter to term. After my son was born I wanted to donate all that I could to other babies in need. Unfortunately nothing was able to be donated. Today I am remembering my son, Kaiden Robert, born at 39 weeks. His cord wrapped around his neck twice. Such a perfect baby with no chance to live. xoxoshells.webs.com is a site I made in his memory. Thank you for sharing your wonderful site!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Remembering with you...much love and prayers, sweet friend...

Once A Mother said...
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Once A Mother said...

Today I remember my sweet Peyton Elizabeth, gone too soon to cancer, and never forgotten. I remember my first pregnancy, lost to miscarriage. And I remember the babies of all the mothers in this community who have made such a difference in my life these past months, with their support and understanding. Your sweet little Carleigh will be among those in my prayers tonight, as she is often.
Peace

after iris said...

Remembering Carleigh today x

Anonymous said...

We lit candles to remember Alex, he was born 2nd April 2009 with anen. and two other little ones.
Thanks Natalie
clanmurdoch@bigpond.com

Karen said...

Hi Holly,

I am remembering Faith today. We were able to hold her in our arms and know that she was real. I am also remembering 2 babies that I lost through miscarriage. The first was in 1985 at 13 weeks and the other was in 1992 at 9 weeks. I long for the day that I reunited with them!

Blessings,
Karen

Rebecca said...

Today I am remembering one of my good friends babies. He passed away at two months old from shaken baby caused by his father. Today he would actually be turning 4 as well, its his birthday. :( I don't understand how his mom goes by every single day but I praise her for doing so. I am also remembering my baby that I lost at 5 weeks and 6 days.

My Very Own Angel said...

Today I am remembering Vayden James. My lil angel born May 23,2009. He lived for 3 hrs and 45 min, but he's touched the lives of more than some 80 yr olds.

Mommy said...

Tonight we are remembering Morgan, who was born on September 8th, 2008. She died of unknown causes. We are also remembering Baby Blumpy, who we lost 1 week ago today. Our angels are all flying high...

Barraza Family said...

Hi Holly, as you know I will be remembering my Greyson who i just lost 3 months ago today. I havent been able to get a necklace yet for my Greyson. I will also be remembering my girlfriends dear daughter who she lost 1 year ago after just 5 short days with her. Thanks so much for all your support through this hard time.

Dani B. said...

Tonight I am remembering Baby 1~January 2008, Baby 2~ March 2008, and Baby 3~May 2009. Thank you Holly for all that you do for so many people!

**Nicole** said...

I don't want to be entered in to the giveaway, just to send a hug your way and let you know I'm lighting a candle!

Danielle said...

I light one candle for Wyatt. Joseph and I used our unity candle from our wedding. We thought it was fitting...

I also light a single candle to remember all the babies of my friends... I'll post pictures later. It didn't feel right not to light one for Carleigh and all the other babies as well... I feel like I've gotten to know them so well as I read the stories of thier lives through their mothers :)

Medic61 said...

I am remembering Avery Morgan, miscarried 5.6.08 and missed every day.

Terra said...

I am lighting a candle for the first time for our daughter, Lily Elaine, born into the arms of God at 11 wks pregnancy from Trisomy 21 on 5/5/09.

I am thankful for sites like this to allow those of us to not feel so alone when grieving the loss of child.

Lily Elaine will always forever in my heart be my first child and I am thankful for the gift of her life that God gave me. It was much shorter than I anticipated yet, I know she if fulfilling a bigger purpose in heaven.

Mary said...

I am remembering my Amiee

I lit my candles tonight too ... they are still burning. What a beautiful sight to see so many candles lit around the world! Remembering Carleigh and Jordan too along with all angel babies!

Anonymous said...

Today I am remembering all the lost babies of the women I have met online as well as those of ones I know IRL. Personally, I remember Janet Susan Barton, my sister, Meredith, my daughter, Joshua Myers, my nephew, and Cason Adams, my cousin. All of these losses are sad, but Cason really tugs at my heartstrings as he accidentally smothered in bed with his parents in 2001.God bless all of you who have losses.
Sarita sboyette@tx.rr.com

Jessie Lastre said...

It's been just over a year since I lost my baby Gabriel Eric to Anencephaly. I miss him dearly. I wrote this poem in memory of him:

Upon discovering him, tears flowed
out of fear. Uncertainty looming
ominously over her. She loved
with all and smiled happily knowing

they would grow together. Filled
with joy, her heart was a bird soaring
high. In three months, turbulence ended
their time together, abruptly cutting

her soul in two. The words echoed
through her head, “Saving
is impossible” and “A life risked
for nothing is worthless.” Everything

left meaningless by prayers unanswered.
She was alone, her spirit shattering
in the cold darkness. Frightened,
the eternal emptiness tearing

her slowly apart. A secret summoned
often by the recollection of his beating
heart; a heart that will always be remembered.

Copyright © Jessica Lastre, 2009

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