October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It is a month dedicated to raising awareness and remember babies that were taken too soon. Babies that were so desperately wanted but do circumstances out of our control are no longer with us.
It's been a little over 10 years since we said goodbye to our daughter, Trinity. Trinity was born at 25 weeks weighing 11.4 oz and passed away shortly after she was born. This tiny little girl, who entered our lives and quickly left, change the way I see the world. She opened my eyes in a way I could have never imagined. After my loss I googled the words "I lost my daughter and I need support" that's when I found Share Your Story. Here I met other mom who also had to say goodbye to their children. Some of these women have become my best friends. They understand this journey of grief without me having to utter a word.
So as we remember our daughter Trinity, I also find myself thinking about all the women I have met who will also be remembering their little ones this October. I think about all the women who will one day be faced with the most difficult day of their life, when they to will have to say goodbye. It's times like these where I wish I could reach out and hug every mom who has to make a tough decision or hear doctors sat that their little one will not be coming home. We raise awareness so that one day all babies WILL come home. We raise awareness so that no other mother will have to leave the hospital empty-handed and Brokenhearted.
It's been 10 years and not a day goes by that I don't think about who she would have been. Not a day goes by that I do not wish I could hear the sound of her giggling with her brothers. So on October 15th at 7 p.m. no matter what time zone you are in, I invite you to light a candle for 1 hour. Help us remember our little ones. Reach out to a mother who may be hurting and let them know that you remember their child that has passed. Because one of the biggest fears, those of us who have lost a child, is that everybody will forget them.
So this October 15th I will light my candle for our daughter Trinity, for all those babies born sleeping, and for those who arrives but could not stay.
So much love to you. I know how much you love Trinity and wish she were here. I'm right there with you, wishing that no one ever has so suffer the loss of a pregnancy, a newborn, a child ever again.
Oh Sam, I love how dedicated you are and how Trinity has inspired you to fight for others. I wish we didn't know each other for these reasons but I am so thankful that you are in my life.
Love and Hugs
Sending you many hugs, these last months of the year are always hard for so many reasons.
I'm sure Trinity knows just how much you love and miss her and she lives everything you do for the March of Dimes.
Hugs and Love,
I will be thinking of you and Trinity on the 15th. She lives on in all of us that you have touched.
Glad you found this site and offer so much support as you to do other families grieving. Thinking of you and Trinity!
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