Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day 2011


     Today's post is not one I even want to have reason to write.  However I do have a reason, therefore I am writing about it. A few years I ago I had no idea this day even existed. On September 28, 2006 the US House of Representatives voted with out objection that October 15th of each year is an appropriate day to observe National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

     In May of 2008 I experienced a miscarriage of our first child.  Now add in the military factor to the equation.  My husband was at a duty station 15 hours away going to school.  I was much to upset at the impending reality so I had to call a dear friend to drive me to the doctor's office.  She stayed with me the entire day, and then took me home.  We have some very special friends that we have made on our military journey.  Another friend stepped in the next day to make sure I was not alone.  I will forever remember the time the sit with me.  The one who held my hand when I called my husband to tell him, and the sound of his voice after the news sunk in.  

     I often wonder what that precious little angel would have been like.  I do however take joy in knowing that there is one more angel in heaven waiting on me.  I am certain my baby angel is enjoy God's company, and entertaining my dad along with all my other family members that our looking down at us.  We waited the recommend amount of time, and immediately tried again.  Being lucky we were soon pregnant and did not have to wait long.  The first months of my second pregnancy were spent on pins and needles waiting to hear the heartbeat.  I made sure my husband was off work for the first ultrasound because I was terrified something would be wrong.  

     During the second pregnancy came what would have been the due date of our first child.  So early December is not my favorite time of year.  However I do take the time to think about the fact that God must have needed one more angel that day.  I also remember that God has since blessed me with two little angels on earth with me.  

     This post is for all the loved one out there of the little angels in heaven.  If you or someone you know has dealt with losing a child please remember them today. Light a candle tonight at 7pm in your time zone.  Add to the wave of light.  

 Precious Little One
I`m just a precious little one
who didn't make it there.
I went straight to be with Jesus,
but I`m waiting for you here.
Many dwelling here where I live,
waited years to enter in.
Struggled through a world of sorrow,
a world marred with pain and sin.
Thank you for the life you gave me,
it was brief but don`t complain.
I have all Heaven`s Glory,
suffered none of earth`s great pain.
Thank you for the name you gave me.
I`d have loved to bring it fame.
But if I`d lingered in earth`s shadows,
I would have suffered just the same.
So sweet family-don`t you sorrow.
Wipe those tears and chase the gloom.
I went straight to Jesus` arms
from my loving Mother`s womb.
~Author Unknown 

I dedicate this post to Baby B and Kathlyn. One day we will all meet in heaven. Please feel free to leave link below to your own personal story.

16 Response to "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day 2011"

  1. Glo Sews says:
    October 15, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    I thought I had left a comment on here from my Ipod but I must have done something wrong. I am so sorry for your loss, I understand the pain, my son and daughter-n-law lost an angel in July and my daughter lost one 14 years ago. I was not aware of this day either, thank you for sharing, I have now made them all aware of this day of remembrance.

  2. ArtMuseDog and Carol says:
    October 15, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Awesome post ~ Life is the gift ~ hard to lose those little ones or anyone you love ~ much love and light to heal you ~thanks, namaste, cArol (A Creative Harbor) ~ linked W Planet Weekend Blog

  3. Sunray Gardens says:
    October 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Thanks for stopping by and following. I am following now also.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. TigerEyes2001 says:
    October 15, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    I'm very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain of losing a child, even one you didn't get to meet... I cried reading this post. I'm glad you have friends that would stay right with you like that. That's awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following back :) Through the Eyes of a Tiger

  5. MommyMandi says:
    October 15, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    I can't imagine the pain you must feel. What a beautiful poem. It made me cry.

  6. mywildcrazyworld says:
    October 15, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you! I am following you back as Allyson Ballard on Netowrked blogs

  7. Brenda says:
    October 16, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Prayers go out to you.Thanks for dropping by WV Stitcher, I am here to return the follow favor, I also dropped by your cooking blog and followed there as well, I am always looking for new recipes.

  8. jenni863 says:
    October 16, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    I never knew about this day! Thanks so much for sharing your story and this day with us, I know it must have been hard to share. I am sorry for your loss! Im so happy that you had great friends toi help you threw your journey. I couldnt imagine it with out friends! Also that was a beautiful poem! Again thanks so much for sharing a part of you with me!

    J's Reviews and Giveaways

  9. Claire says:
    October 16, 2011 at 4:28 AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss and I am glad that you had great friends with you at that terrible time. I'm also glad that you are now blessed with two boys.

    Thank you for following me at Claire’s Book Corner and I am now following you back.

  10. Ohio Outdoors says:
    October 16, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    Following back and appreciate it.
    Ohio Outdoors

  11. Coreena McBurnie says:
    October 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Following you back from the weekend hop, thanks for stopping by.

  12. Kristin Aragon says:
    October 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM


    The poem is beautiful. My son was born at 25 weeks and weighed 1.5 lbs. He died when he was six and I know how terrible it must be for you. I am returning the follow from the weekend hop via facebook, GFC, and Twitter.

    Thanks for the follow.


  13. jared's mum says:
    October 16, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    that is quite a touching story, am sure your little angel is having a great time with all the other angles in Heaven now..i can only imagine how it must be for you...

    thanks for the visit, by the way, returning the favor + following you via gfc + networkedblogs, too! have a great week ahead! :)

  14. emontez147 says:
    October 16, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    I know I am a few days late, but I am still sending up a prayer for y'all. Love ya.

  15. Life,Twins,DramaQueen says:
    October 17, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    Thanks for stopping by and following me. I just wanted to let you know that I am returning the favor.
    I look forward to reading more from your Blog. I hope you'll stop by to visit from time to time.

  16. Jess says:
    October 17, 2011 at 5:09 AM

    I want to say thank you to all of you for reading my post. Informing people is just one step along the way. Your caring sentiments are appreciated.

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