Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time to Light Candles and Release Balloons

"Because angels do come to visit us.
Every now and then,
and we have to make them feel welcome,
because they come to touch many lives.
Even if it's for a short period of time;
angels are here to be cherished
and be cared for,
and once you meet an angel, 
your life is never the same."

Yesterday, October 15th was "Pregnancy and Baby Loss" awareness day. I was really glad to receive a call last Friday afternoon from the Hospital that was in charge of Zach's home care to let me know about the event. I wish I had know earlier about this, I would have made t-shirts with the cute peanut's face on them... but oh well, I guess that will happen next year.

All over the world, on October 15th, candles are lit at 7:00 pm to remember all of our angels. The ones lost trough miscarriage, still birth, SIDS, or infants gone home too soon due complex medical conditions. I had to fight the urge to hug about every one in the park, we all had the same tears, the same heart ache, the same hope to see our boys and girls one day in heaven with our heavenly father, whole and healthy.

Next year, I want to make a big to do about it; hopefully with more time in advance we will be able to go all out. We are still new to this whole thing, so we weren't exactly sure how to act or what to do, we just showed up and David was assertive enough to get the biggest blue balloon available in the market. I know that our boy liked it.

 I spoke with some families that just like us, have walked the less traveled road, and it put things in perspective to realize that our Zachary, being two months and two days old, was actually one of the "elderly ones". Many of this children were with us for minutes, hours, a few days or weeks maybe... and it made me appreciate much more the time that I actually had with my boy. It also left me in awe the fact that this lives that lasted minutes or hours or even in the painful time frame of a stillborn,  this little ones were able to have a huge impact in other's lives. This precious lives happened and mattered. They mattered.

Find more information, resources and a beautiful online shop at www.ocotber15th.com

We heard that this year had twice
 as many people as last year!

Mommy Misses you every second,
every minute of every moment of every day. 

David got you the biggest possible
 blue balloon, hope you liked it. 

We look forward to see you again.

In the meantime, we hope to make you proud.
 (Or at least, no to embarrass you too much )

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful remembrance and I can only imagine how powerful it was for this community to come together.


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