Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

october-15-300x225Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. On October 15, moms and dads all over the world will honor the little ones that have gone on before them. I never knew this day existed until I experienced loss myself.

I don’t have a lot of eloquent words to say. To be quite honest, I have spent most of the morning crying. Today also marks 8 months since we said goodbye to Esther, left the hospital, and started the rest of our lives without her.

I had an extensive to-do list for today. Needless to say, not much has gotten done yet. But that is okay. Sometimes I just need a day. A day to remember, a day to grieve, a day to imagine her here with us, a day to dream of heaven, a day to take it easy and draw on the strength that only God can give. So that is today.

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Photo courtesy of Bugaboo Jewelry

I plan on ordering a small mother daughter “two peas in a pod” pendant with Esther’s initial, visiting her grave, and working on a picture slideshow of the time we had her with us.

I am missing my little girl so much today, yet I am rejoicing that she is in the arms of Jesus. I am so thankful for her little life. She challenges me to live each day with an eternal perspective. Heaven is not so far away. I love you my sweet girl.

My heart goes out to the parents that I know, and those I have never met, who are remembering and missing their children today. While the separation hurts so deeply, the joy of reunion is just ahead of us.

“…And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Revelation 21:4-5

I invite you to comment and tell me the name of a baby you are honoring today. Or, tell me about something special you are doing.

Would you pray for a mom or dad you know who is remembering today?

Comments

  1. Hi Kalyn,
    I’d like to join with you in honoring and remembering precious Esther. What a glorious day it will be when you are reunited in heaven! I’m looking forward to getting to know her too.

  2. I am praying for you, Adam, and Kyla today… And I am remembering the joy that Esther has brought to our lives… I love you and am hurting with you today

  3. Today I am honoring little Esther. She has forever changed our lives. I love you and praying for God’s comfort for you today and always!

  4. I am remembering my three babies that are in heaven, Lucy, Jude and our most recent loss that we still haven’t named yet. For some reason today I have been more focused on the other lost babies. I ache for my three constantly, but today I have been thinking about other babies who are in heaven waiting for their families. I am remembering Esther, Luke, Calvin, Autumn, Alex, Aubrey Rose, Jake, Caleb, Doria, Lola, Rosie, Rylan, Hope and many, many more. There are so many, and I weep for their families today.

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