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Honoring Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day


My Story of Loss

I vividly remember that day over five years ago when you took your last breath.  The atmosphere in the room changed at that moment. We were all aware that your spirit had left us. You were no longer in pain and no longer had to suffer.

As the tears began to fall and the silence of the room overtook us all, we felt the presence of our dear Savior. We knew that you were safely in His arms.

We knew you would never breathe, walk, or live on earth again. However, instead of an overwhelming sadness that David was gone, all we felt was peace.

Even though we have to live with your absence every single day and we like to imagine what you would be doing at each age and stage; there has never been a hopelessness regarding your death.

Daddy and I knew you were meant to be born. Your life, even though it was short, had a purpose.

Through your story, my precious son were able to minister to others on the beauty of children and parenting, and just how precious life is.  We have been able to share the Gospel with others as well, once they heard your story.

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While David is no longer with us in physical form, our love for him has not faded away, but in fact grown stronger in each passing year. My walk with grief had been brief prior to my son’s death.  I learned that there is not twelve step program for overcoming grief.

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Ministering to Others

In the past five years since we have lost David, I have had the opportunity to counsel many and walk with them through the dark days following their loss.


Being part of the ‘baby loss’ club is not a prize membership that one yearns for. Instead, it is a dreaded membership that nobody should ever want to be part of, but unfortunately many are forced to join.

With the Lord as my guide and my experience to share, I choose to walk with women who have heard the news their child is going to die or who has died.

The bond I share with these women is beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.  For these sweet souls to allow me into their hearts and mind, and share their fears and tears is an honor. While I cannot save their child or make the sadness go away, I can share the peace that is available through hope that is found in Christ alone.

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Honoring Pregnancy and Infant Loss

An every year, millions of women face the loss of a pregnancy and thousands more face the loss of an infant. Monday, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Do you know that hundreds of thousands of families honor their babies on this day?

Each year many honor their babies by candlelight vigils and remembrance ceremonies.  Even if you are not one of the families that have lost a baby, there are ways you can show your respect and help honor the memories of a babies that have died.
Many have chosen to light a candle at 7:00 p.m. in rememberance of their babies they have lost or in honor of another they baby they know.

Today, would you consider lighting a candle at 7:00 p.m. and joining my family as we honor those families (and their babies) who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirth, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes?

So if you do light a candle tonight in honor of those babies, would you do me a favor would you go to my facebook page, and share a picture of your light?
Let’s spread the love and be the light. These babies may be gone, but they are certainly never forgotten.
Blessings,
Stephanie, Training Keepers of the Home

 

Looking for some related articles that offer support and encouragement on pregnancy loss? Check out my book: Grief Diaries: Surviving the Loss of a Pregnancy

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