It is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
I would like to start a prayer chain here on Amelia's blog for all families that grieve the loss of a child. I have seen variations of this idea on my fellow baby loss blogging mama's sites and was moved to do the same. If you wish, please add your name and your children's names and birthday/loss date in the comments. As you add your name please pray for the other families listed here.
I will be praying for each of you this Friday.
Tim and Melissa Lorang
July 28, 2010
Below I have compiled a bit of information I found about the day,
and what you can do if you choose to observe the day.
I hope that you will. -Melissa
What is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day?
A day of remembrance for all babies who have died to soon, from early pregnancy loss thru infant death. First thought of by Robyn Bear, It is observed every year on October 15th.
Why have a day of remembrance for Pregnancy and Infant Loss?
Because EVERY life, even the tiniest and shortest lived deserves to be acknowledged and remembered. The parents of these children never forget, we would just like one day of the year for everyone else to remember then too.
What can I do on this day?
We ask everyone to light a candle at 7pm in their time zone. Spread the word, increase support, educate and make people aware of pregnancy and infant loss.
Ideas for all of the Month of October
- Tying pink or blue ribbons around trees in yards, neighborhoods, and parks.
- Place signs and banners in your yard, neighborhoods, and parks.
- Contact your local radio stations and television news stations to have them announce that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
- Write an article and submit it to your local newspapers.
- Sponsor flowers in memory of your baby in a church service or hospital.
- Have a t-shirt made that says I have an Angel, and have your child’s name put on it.
Ideas for October 15th
- Light candles and display them in your windows.
- Contact local Radio and News stations and have them announce that it is October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
- Drive with your headlights on.
- Leave your porch lights on.
- Release butterflies
- Release Doves
- Sponsor a candle lighting ceremony in a park, church, or local hospital.
- Send off a pink or blue balloon with your Angel’s name and/or picture.
- visit http://www.october15th.com/ for more ideas or to learn more about the day.