Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
Some choose to remain silent and not talk about their loss and I think that is just fine and some choose to frequently talk about their loss, to blog about it, to facebook it, to tattoo their baby's name or due dates on their body.
We had already announced our pregnancy and had shared photos of us surprising our family on Christmas Day. Since our pregnancy was public so was our loss. But we are so grateful for the outpouring of love we received, the cards, the well wishes, the Bible verses, the flowers, and the prayers!
People choose to grieve or to remember in many different ways.
We don't really need a day to remember our loss as we remember all the time. But it sure is nice to have a day to remember we are not alone.
To all who have lost a pregnancy, had a still birth, or lost an infant, you aren't alone. Many will choose to light a candle between the hours of 7-8 tonight. We usually do not.
Here is an interesting article about today.