Saturday, October 15, 2011

National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Day

"If you know someone who has lost a child or lost anybody who's important to them, 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

Today is a day to remember the angel babies.  Today is the day to remember the babies that never made it out of the NICU.  Today is a day to remember the babies that never got to see the sky, feel the fresh air, or were taken too soon.  Today we remember our tiny angels.

One in four women will suffer from a miscarriage or infant loss.  That is a huge number.  Sadly, this day does not get the publicity it should.  It is usually overshadowed by breast cancer awareness month.  There are no football players wearing the ribbon, no commercials, no huge support walks.  Instead, there are angel mommies lighting candles for their little ones that they could not keep.

Remember our little ones.  As Elizabeth Edwards said, we already remember them.  Knowing other people remember them is a wonderful gift.   

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Fall

Fall is finally here! I have been waiting on this season for months. I love fall. There is something special about it. The weather cools, leaves change, and outdoor events are so much more fun. I have loved fall since I attended college in the mountains. Watching the leaves change was amazing. This year, fall has a different meaning. This is the last full season we have to make it though without Joseph. We have made it through spring, summer, and now fall is here. I am so sad that he is missing all of the events of fall, but the cooler air makes it real. He is coming home in the cooler air! So this year, fall is more than pumpkins, costumes, and candy. Fall is the light at the end of the tunnel. Fall is the beginning of our family being together again. Fall is the beginning of the end of this thing. So excuse me while I hang my fall wreath, buy Blake's Halloween costume way too early (and spend way too much money on it), and pull out our cool weather clothes in late August. I have been waiting for this.....