October 15 ~ Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
In July 2009, George and I miscarried our first baby. Recently, one of my dear friends experienced this loss as well and it broke my heart to learn of her story. She's an amazing woman, teacher, wife, stepmother and friend and she and her husband were over the moon learning they were expecting their first baby.
Tonight, I lit a candle for our angel baby and for theirs.
I have shared our story before.
Our angel is a part of our story.
We do not stay stuck in that grief, as we have grieved.
We remember, love and honor.
While I don't wish we had gone through it, it is a part of our story
and everything happens for a reason.
We are so grateful for our Lily, who would not be who SHE is, had we not gone through that loss.
And SHE is the light and blessing we waited for....
and SO worth it.