Today marks the start of baby loss awareness week. Its a time bereaved parents and their friends and family can remember the children/grandchildren/niece/nephew/cousin they have lost.
It culminates on Saturday 15th October with a ‘Wave of Light’ at 7pm. All around the world, candles are lit in rememberance of the lives that have been lost in utero or in early life. This creates a ‘wave’ around the world.
I, of course, will be taking part and lighting 2 candles, 1 for Milo and 1 for Millie. I invite all of you do the same, after all 1 in 4 of us experience baby loss, so if you havent, its likely you know someone who has. Light a candle for you, for them, for all the angel parents around the world.
Its been a while since ive talked about Milo and Millie but the truth is you never forget, you never heal, you just learn to live with the pain and emptiness losing a child leaves behind.
Since getting pregnant, they are in the forefront of my mind most days. I hope with all that i have that i dont lose the life currently growing inside me. That i dont have to experience the seemingly never-ending expanse of grief that occurs after losing a baby, ever again. The reality is though, it could happen again, anytime and its just something i have to live with.
Being numb alieviates this fear a little, but if i scratch the surface of that numbness, im overwhelmed with crushing terror. That’s what babyloss leaves you with, fear. It outweighs everything else.
This week ill be posting lots of information regarding the babyloss awareness campaign. For more information please visit the baby loss awareness website
Love, Little Miss PMA xxx