Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Today I want to think about all the babies born as angels and send my love to all the parents and siblings who have suffered and endured the most terrible heartbreak and those who had the joy of their children for only a short time.
Today I count my lucky stars that I have two healthy boys.
Today I will think of the members of our family and friends who have been through the pain and torture of miscarriage, devastating 20 week scans and stillbirth. A horror that too many people experience through absolutely no fault of their own. I can't understand why some people have healthy babies and some do not. I can't understand that it sometimes feels like there are people who have babies who didn't even want them, who don't care for them, who neglect them and worse, when my friends and family didn't get to experience the joy of welcoming their newborn.
I will light a candle at 7pm today, for all the angel babies and hope that raising awareness of this painful subject will help support those who have lost.
The UK organisation can be found here.
There is also a great support organisation, Saying Goodbye who run free remembrance services nationwide, an opportunity for grieving parents to come together.