OCTOBER 15TH- PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY
For those of you that don't know, which I am sure is many, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I never knew that is existed until we lost Addison. There is not much publicity around this day, which is quite a shame. This will be a day that our family will participate in every year from here on out. Not just for Addison but for the uncle that we never got to meet either, Matthew Dane Tucker. This is a day to remember all babies that were here all to short on this earth.
Let me give you a little background information. In October of 1988, Presiden Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is 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.
Later on, Robyn Bear, Founder of www.october15th.com, envisioned a day when all grieving parents could come together and be surrounded by love and support from their friends and families, a day where the community could better understand their pain and learn how to reach out to those grieving. This would be a day to reflect on the loss yet embrace the love. While our babies' lives where so brief, they were also very meaningful. Yet, there was not a time to talk about them. Our society seemed to forget or perhaps, simply didn't know how to reach out.
WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE IN ALL TIME ZONES, WORLDWIDE, TO JOIN US IN A CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT 7 PM ON OCTOBER 15TH.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT www.october15th.com
Ideals for October 15th
- Light candles and display them in your window.
Ideals for the Month of October
- Tying pink and blue ribbons around trees in yards, neighborhoods, and parks.