As many of us know, October 15th is National (everyone around the world is welcome) Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Since there is not a gathering in the Springfield area that I could find, I decided to organize one for all of us parents that are missing our babies. I am really excited about this and that Kristan is so willing to help me with it. The church is wonderful to let us have it there because we are hoping for a good turnout.
I am really beginning to see how hush-hush people still are about their losses. To each their own, I guess. But I am not one to sit down and not let the world know that Lucas and Caleb were here and they touched and still touch so many lives every day. I agree with so many women that the chain of quiet needs to be broken and we need to stick together. I felt so very alone when I found out Lucas passed and again when Caleb passed. I had a few close to me who had suffered losses, and if it weren't for two of them, I have NO idea how I would have made it through those first few days. Thank you for your openness and willingness to share your thoughts and feelings everyday.
****Getting off my soapbox now******
If you are reading this and live in the Springfield area and have suffered a loss, please consider joining us. I am sure there will be lots of tears on this night. How could there not be? We are a safe group and safe place to cry all those tears. Don't worry about not having the strength to be there, together we give each other strength. And don't worry about feeling exposed, you are part of this club, unfortunately, it truly helps to meet some of the other members. They know where you are, where you've been, and where you're going. And if you know someone who has suffered a pregnancy or infant loss, please share this with them.
Also, below is the link to the I Am The Face campaign. Please check it out!