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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
It’s not about the need for attention or relishing in a pity party.
What it’s about is telling your story and raising the awareness of the general public to this kind of loss. And it’s about being there for others that have similar stories.
So I challenge you to seize this opportunity. Speak out. Others need to hear your story. It’s only then that the silence will break. We need to let the world know that we’re not overreacting. We’re grieving.
Tell your story.
Break the silence.
Share one another’s burden.
“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.” ~President Ronald Reagan
In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. All across the country walks and candle vigils are done to remember babies lost and raise awareness. I hope you are involved in raising awareness in your community.
Of course, you can do this by sharing your story. Let’s unsilence our grief in October because not only will it let others see how many women are affected but it is better to grieve with others than alone. And, remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Women lose babies every day in so many different ways. Often they are left to grieve alone; questioning so much about themselves. This video is meant to bring awareness and be a voice to their silent pleas.
Please share this video. May it minister God’s peace within the hearts of those dealing with a loss and enlighten everyone else’s to acknowledge the struggle.
Grace and Peace,
Copyright 2013 Melissa Reddin