The world has so many days, weeks, and months of rememberances it is hard to keep up with what is going on with all of them. I try to recognize those which have impacted my own life. Like suicide prevention week in September. I was greatly affected by suicide and that is a time I want to remember. In the month of October we remember pregnancy loss and infant death.
President Ronald Reagan designated the entire month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month in October of 1988. All 50 states have yearly proclamations for this month. October 15 is observed annually in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New South Wales, and Italy with candle lighting and remembrance ceremonies.
October 14, 1974 was the day I became a member of this society. This is the day I lost my sweet baby girl, Elaine. I first wrote about her in this blog post in 2008. I will remember her this Saturday in what would have been her 43rd birthday. I usually take a small pot of lavender mums to her grave site. It isn't a celebration that I find nearly as painful this many years later but one that I will continue to recognize until I meet with her again in my heavenly home.
Do any of you have baby angels waiting for you?