October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month. October 15th this week marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day.
In my musing this week I wanted to take the time to acknowledge all those who have experienced such a loss.
It is estimated that one in three pregnancies will end in miscarriage - such a huge number across the world!
I love that there is a united time for us to come together honour the babies who could only stay with us for a fleeting time.
My losses bought with them such a range of emotions - joy at finally being pregnant followed by disbelief, anger, sadness and grief.
I carry my babies with me in my heart everyday - they will never be forgotten. Even with the pain of the losses, I will always feel grateful that those beautiful souls chose us for the briefest of moments!
October 15th - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day - asks that we light a candle in our window at 7pm for an hour - so around the world with the different timezones, candles will burn to create a wave of light to honour our babies for the whole 24 hours.
You can burn a candle for your own babies, or for someone you love...or even just in solidarity for all those out there who have suffered a loss!
I've got my candles ready to go!
Have a great week everyone!