|From sharesv.org:In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, their isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.”|
October 15 is a special day in this month of awareness to break the silence that surrounds pregnancy & infant loss, and infertility.
I will never forget my son. From the moment I found out I was carrying him, to every moment until the day I also pass on. I remember his kicks. I remember seeing him wiggle away from the ultrasound wand the first time we got to see him, and how we fell hard and fast in love with him all over again. I remember his birth, and his bright red skin, and how absolutely beautiful he is. I remember that he has his dad’s ears and my mouth. I’m reminded that there isn’t only pain in this journey – Henry brought us a lot of happiness.
We miss you, every moment of every day.