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!