Wednesday, October 15, 2008

National Infant and Pregnancy Loss Remembrance

Today, October 15, is a day set aside to honor the lives of the precious children lost in miscarriage, abortion, SIDS, stillbirth and infant death, as well as the parents who have lost them. While I am grateful that one small blessing of permanent infertility is that we have never had to endure the pain of losing a child, so many of our friends have and that pain is close to our hearts for them. I am reminded that my mom lost my little sibling in miscarriage 16 years ago. She lost two others as well, but I don't remember anything about those situations because I was so little. But I distinctly remember being in my tweens, waiting for baby to arrive. I remember my parents' pain.

In your prayers and meditations today, please remember especially your loved ones who have lost a child.

I know that these women among my blog sisters have lost children. Dear sisters, I honor you, and your precious children. You're in my prayers today. If you have a chance, I encourage you to pray for them and perhaps even stop by and leave a note for them (click their names to go to their blogs). If you're a blog buddy who has lost a child but is not listed here, I apologize for my oversight. I tried to find everyone I knew had suffered a loss. If you'd like to be included, please let me know.

Amie who lost Marylou Janice late term to a twin pregnancy complication

Angie, who lost Audrey Caroline shortly after birth due to conditions that made her incompatible with life

Suzanne, who lost precious Snowflakes after transfer

Trisha, who lost her sons' triplet brother AJ shortly after birth from complications due to Triplet to Triplet Transfusion syndrome

Lena who recently lost a child in miscarriage, as well as two prior to that.

Christy who recently lost a child in miscarriage, and another previous to that

Sunny who lost a child in miscarriage

Charlotte who lost a child in miscarriage

And my friends D, E and L but I don't know if their losses are public knowledge so I won't post more. Ladies, you know who you are!

Blessings of mercy and comfort to you today, dear sisters!


  1. Thanks for your blessings and kind words. As this date passed last year I reflected upon my loss. I never dreamed that this year I would have an additional loss to reflect upon. I'm praying that by next year my losses don't increase yet again.

  2. What a wonderful post, Jen! That is such a sweet memorial for lost little ones.

    Note: Someone I didn't see posted was L., who lost a baby before they came out here.

    And I wanted to tell you that I loved your last post! It was so precious! Such a good lesson for all of us.

  3. I knew about L too but again, didn't know if it was public knowledge

  4. I didn't even know that day existed. It is nice to have a day set aside to think about our loss. It is difficult for me since my other two boys are celebrating their birthday on the day of the loss of their brother. Sometimes I feel that one will always overshadow the other.

  5. Jen,
    Thanks for your encouragement, blessings and kind words- losing babies is the hardest thing I have ever been through.
    BTW just to clarify the loss I had this july was miscarriage #3.

  6. Thanks for posting about this today... I did all week on my blog.

    Joining you in prayer for ALL of us.

  7. Thank you so much, Jen! I'll be praying for all of us!

  8. You are so precious. THANK YOU!