Day 3. After Loss Self Portrait
Day 4. Most Treasured Item
Day 5. Memorial
Day 6. What Not To Say
The most terrible thing was someone telling me not to share my miscarriages on facebook. She called them a dirty little secret and compared me sharing the loss of my children to someone sharing they had an STD.
Day 7. What To Say
Please say his name.
Day 8. Jewelery
Day 9. Special Place
Day 10. Symbol
The butterfly. I have seen many butterflies at very special moments throughout my journey.
Day 11. Supportive Friends/Family
We have been very blessed to have a strong support system - friends, family, coworkers, nurses, bloggers.
Day 12. Scents
I can't think of one.
Day 13. Signs
The butterfly is the ever present sign from my angel babies. They always have perfect timing.
Day 14. Community
The only community event I have participated in has been the lighting of a candle on October 15th at 7pm.
Day 15. WAVE of LIGHT
Today is October 15th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Light a candle at 7pm to help create a continuous wave of light around the world for 24 hours.
Day 16. Release
A wonderful online friend of mine has been such an amazing support through all of this. She lost her son right after I lost Carter. She had a balloon release and released one in his honor, filled with wildflower seeds. I don't know that I have ever been more touched by someone's thoughfulness before in my life. This is not my photo as I was not present at the event.
Day 17. Anniversary/Birthday/Due Dates
Day 18. Your Family Portrait
We feel very blessed to have a beautiful family. There will always be 4 little souls missing in our photos. Thank you to a dear friend for this treasured photo.
Day 19. Project
I needed to put together a memory book and box to look back on. I included pictures from my pregnancy and after the loss of Carter. I haven't put one together for the other babies lost, but I do have folders of photos on my computer for each of those pregnancies.
Day 20. Charity/Organization
Carter had Down Syndrome and that is likely why he died. A charity we have given to in his honor is the National Down Syndrome Society http://www.ndss.org/Ways-to-Give/Ways-to-Donate/
Day 21. Altar/Shrine/Sacred Space
Day 22. Place of Care/Birth
Day 23. Their Name/Their Photo
I have one photo of Carter after he was born. It is a very personal photo that I don't share. I wish we had more.
Day 24. Siblings
Day 25. Baby Shower/Blessing
We didn't have any baby showers for the other babies, but we did receive some cards and gifts when we announced the pregnancies.
Day 26. Their Age
4 weeks pregnant
16 weeks pregnant
9 weeks pregnant
10 weeks pregnant
Day 27. Artwork
This is obviously not mine, but it speaks to me so deeply.
Day 28. Memory
Day 29. Music
Avril Lavigne Slipped Away is THE song for me
Day 30. Your Grief – Tell The World
Day 31. Sunset
*This project was created In Loving Memory of all the babies who died during pregnancy and the little ones that could only stay with their parents for the shortest of times. No parent should ever have to bury their child. We will speak about these precious lives. We will honour them. We will remember them.
Please share this project with anyone who you think it would help.
Love and blessings to you all.