How much has changed in the short year since I wrote this post last October.
At that time, I only had one personal loss to acknowledge on National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day – our first miscarriage in February 2007.
Just four short days later, our gone-too-soon children grew in number from one to three, with the loss of our twins on October 19.
Seven months later, it grew again to four with the birth and homegoing of our sweet Duncan on May 19.
So today, I light my candle for not one. Not even four. Because sadly, the list of children who I am personally missing has grown beyond the confines of my own family.
So, yes, today I light a candle in remembrance of my four, but also….
…for my mom
…for my grandmother
…for every mother who has an empty spot at her dining room table.