In Remembrance


 Just in its second formal year, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day will likely never rival other more universally recognized days of remembrance. It’s intended to show support and help those — many suffering in silence — following the heartbreak of losing a pregnancy or an infant.  Such a loss defies description.


For the first time this evening, I’ll be among those at 7 p.m. who take part in a Remembrance Ceremony. I’ll light a candle to join with others to honor and remember.

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4 Responses

  1. SaraS-P

    October 16, 2007 2:11 am

    I lit a double wicked candle to remember my two lost pregnancies. Hopefully, with time it will become more of an event, maybe something people not suffering from infertility or having any miscarriage history will participate.

  2. Michele Strom

    November 4, 2007 2:12 pm

    I know this was posted a while ago, but I want to remember a couple I know from church. They just lost their (prematurely born) child yesterday morning.

    The woman has given prematurely twice before – including the one child that she does have that survived.

    I’m very sorry for all of you who have had to go through this. For all I can see, it’s horrible and sometimes people don’t treat you like you lost a “real child”

    I am also asking for advice from all of you who respond to this blog:

    I don’t know this couple horribly well – I speak with the family from time to time after church and at social events, but I’m not a close, personal friend.

    My question is, how should I respond/what should I say when I see them again?

    I don’t want to pry into their personal business or make them more sad than they already are, but I feel like I should say something.

    Do I ask them how their doing the first time I see them, but not the second time? Do I keep asking each time? Do I act like nothing happened at some point?

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