Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19th Day of Hope

Those in this online babylost community have become familiar with this date. If you don’t’ know what it is about you can read more about it HERE. In short, it is a day we remember our babies and speak out about our losses.


We really didn’t do anything special or out of the ordinary today. The last song we sung at church today was my favorite hymn, “It Is Well”. I love this hymn but my heart is a mix of joy and sorrow when I sing it. And ever since Carleigh, I cannot sing this song with tears welling in my eyes. How interesting and appropriate that we sing this hymn today of all days.

I didn’t even think of it at the time since we were so focused on getting all the girls packed up and on our way that we should have visited the cemetery. It’s been so long since I have been there and it would have been nice to go today. The weather was even beautiful. I’m sure Carleigh doesn’t care whether I go or not, but I think I would have felt better if I had.

I did think of her often today, which really isn’t unlike any other day if I’m honest. I also thought about all the sweet babies of my friends I have met on this road. So thankful for them.

If I had to tell the world something on this day it would be that babies do die. These losses are tragic and devastating to families. These children are much wanted and loved. We never forget and we never stop missing. Don’t be afraid to talk about our children. One of the greatest gifts you can give us is to show that they are remembered.


Jenn said...

So true! Just speaking their names & remembering them means the world to us!!!

Trennia said...

So very true!
Remembering Carleigh and Jordan,my babies Hunter,Heather and Emily and many other's that have gone to soon.((((HUGS)))

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Excellent post Holly. ((HUGS))

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

=) Love to you. Remembering with you always.

Hannah Rose said...


elena said...

<3 Carleigh and Jordan <3 Remembering with you. Sorry my post is late.

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