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October 15, 2015

Wave of Light.

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness day. Tonight all around the world at 7 p.m., families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy or anytime after birth, gathered together in public places or alone at home, to light candles to remember their special, precious, tiny beings. Tonight, my dh and I lit two candles for our family. Two candles to represent both the stillbirths we have endured and the early losses with our miscarriages. The two small flower pillows represent our son B and our daughter C, both born too soon, but forever remembered in our hearts. The six small shells represent our tiniest babies, all six, three B's and three C's, who left their footprints on our lives but didn't stay long enough for us to capture their heart beats before they stopped. the bunny pillow is heart shaped and represents our organization that supports these special families. And the lavender, all eight pieces, reminds us how the color and the scent give us peace and healing. 

Early evening light. Soft lapping ocean tide.

A different perspective, looking down.

Close up of our symbols.

And four hours later, our one candle is still burning. It's moments like these that I wish I could be where ever they are, to look down and see the "Wave of Light" around the globe that all these incredible families have created together, and alone. What a beautiful sight it would be to see.


A Joyful Cottage said...

There are no words I can write here that are adequate to express my sympathy over your losses. I'm just so sorry you've experienced this. The burning candles are peaceful and lovely. Love and gentle hugs, Nancy

Lorrie said...

Beautiful memorial. Hugs. Our family has experienced losses like this during this year. So hard.

Chy said...

Thank you Nancy for such sweet words. As hard as it may seem, time has helped and now we feel blessed to have been chosen to be the parents of these precious little ones that were with us for a brief moment. Thank you for the heartfelt hugs and love. Chy

Chy said...

I'm sorry to learn your family has walked this road Lorrie. Sending you hugs and blessings for peaceful healing. Chy