Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TBT -- A day early -- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I'm participating in the Natural Living Blog Carnival tomorrow, so I thought I'd throw in a Throwback Thursday post a day early. Besides, today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and I don't want the day to pass without acknowledging it and honoring those of you who have suffered the devastating loss of a child.

But I also want to send my love out to those of you who longed to be a parent but, for whatever reason, it never happened for you.

Empty arms are empty arms, and surely they embrace a world of pain.

The following is my post from October 2011.

This ecard and others like it can be found at Healing Hearts

"When a baby is lost through a miscarriage, most mothers -- and fathers -- need to be given 'permission to grieve.' Too often, well-meaning individuals minimize the loss -- as if, somehow, the fact that the child was never carried to term makes him or her unimportant (or, at least, far less important). Yet the grief and sense of loss can be just as strong and prolonged as with the death of an older child or other relative." -- Permission to Grieve  Focus on the Family

Sending love and prayers to all of you who have been touched by the pain of losing a child through miscarriage or stillbirth.

Please feel free to share your own story in the comments below or simply post the name of the child you lost.

Comfort can be found at Healing Hearts.

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