October 15, is National Infant Loss Awareness Day– a day of celebration?!!! YES!!!!!
Everything that the Father gives me will come to me,
and I will not reject anyone who comes to me.
The pains in our hearts sometimes are more than we can take, the hole in hearts seems larger each day, the memories, the hopes, the love, the loss can’t be taken away nor should we want them to be. Our children may only exist to us but today is the special day made to acknowledge them and us.
Dying seems like an end of all that we have, yet it is only a beginning. Learning to remember and celebrate even after death can be hard, yet each soul has touched us in a unique way. Even the smallest (shortest) life has left his footprints on us. I remember, when I was pregnant, feeling so strong, physically & spiritually, stronger than I had felt in a long time. As I look back now, I was stronger because of the baby I carried and that that physically and spiritually, was because he had overtaken my being. Each child comes with amazing gifts, gifts that sometimes we don’t even see until later…sometimes much later, when we are ready to look back at the loss with open eyes not clouded by the tears. We become ready to see the person—the person we knew!!
I pray, you will never allow yourself to be denied the ability to celebrate the life you carried, the life you lost. Celebrate their milestones, however small they may be. Remember the smallest changes in you, small cravings, changes in your body, mind, and soul without these small footprints you would not be who you are. Love them, even from afar, for life is to be loved and the greatest gift is love itself. Cherish each minute detail; don’t change one thing. Simply EMBRACE it all.
Heavenly Father, open my heart to accept this loss as Your will for both my loved one and for me.
Help me always to cherish the gift my loved one was to me.
Remember me in Your goodness now and at the hour of my death.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.