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.   

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