Thursday, October 15, 2009

I remember


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 Stacy

…for Kendra

…for Daina

…for Kelly

…for Stephanie

…for Stacia

…for every mother who has an empty spot at her dining room table.



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So precious to remember. We have two in heaven also. I can't wait to see them again. Hugs, Marty

Holly said...

Remembering with you. I will be lighting a candle for Jordan and Carleigh tonight.

Trisha Larson said...

My Nate went to heaven March 30, 2008. I pray that I never have to experience this pain again. I will be lighting a candle tonight in his memory.

Hugs to all you other mommies that will be doing the same.


Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love you...remembering with you...praying as always...

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

So touching. Thanks, Mon.

Valerie said...

Another post that brought me to tears. We had two losses in 2007, and I will remember them always.