The entire month of October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. However, October 15 is a special day where bereaved mothers across the world light a candle at 7pm to honor their baby or babies in heaven. This ceremony is called the Wave of Light.
The pregnancy and infant loss support group for bereaved mothers that I host in our home, You Made Me Mom, is gathering on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness day, Thursday, October 15 at 7pm.
The evening will also include a guest speaker. Christine Henderson will be presenting her story called, Turning Grief Inside Out, after the candle lighting ceremony. Christine is a mother to six living children and five children in heaven. She has experienced three miscarriages and two stillbirths. To read more about Christine, feel free to check out her website. We will close the evening with each mother having the opportunity to share her present grief walk.
If you are in the Kansas City area and would like to join us for this candle lighting ceremony and group gathering, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details in image below.
October 15 is also Teddy's 3rd birthday. I love that we get to celebrate, Teddy, Simon and Thomas all on this day.
Finally, I was asked to guest write on another ministry's blog, Bridget's Cradles. This ministry is dedicated to blessing families by providing knitted cradles for babies born into Heaven during the second trimester of pregnancy. The ministry is headquartered out of Wichita. However the knitted cradles have made their way throughout the country including the most major Kansas City hospitals. Ashley Oplinger, founder of Bridget's Cradles and mommy to Bridget, loving asked me to write on her blog during this beautiful month of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness. Click here to read our sons' life stories.