Wednesday 14 October 2009

Burn brightly

October - specifically October 15th is recognised as a special day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance, every year.

Light a candle at 7pm for one hour to create a worldwide wave of light for 24hrs.
The candle burns in memory of our babies.

Read more here and here

At the close of each day the sun sets
and for a time there is darkness but the darkness does not remain.
For the sun rises and a new day begins.

Charlotte, our hearts are filled with the thoughts of you and your memory is all around's in the sparking moonlight , the sunset on the beach - your name written in the sands of time , in the clouds flying across the sky, it's in the morning song of the birds and mostly in the sweet roses' scents that bloom in your garden.
Our tiny rose lent not given, to bud on Earth and bloom in Heaven.
Cradled briefly in our arms and forever our hearts.Sleep sweet baby in the Father's arms...till we hold you again.

"There is no greater tragedy in life than the loss of a child.Unfortunately, because our babies live only within our wombs or they live outside of the womb for a short period of time, an uneducated society often minimizes the importance of their short lives and, in turn, our grief is trivialized.” Clair Baca

“Be both. Be sad for what might have been, be glad for what is.”
@wbgookin (author of Daddy Is Tired)

My heart goes out to anyone reading this today who has said goodbye to their precious baby all too soon and has walked along the path of grief after losing a precious baby(ies) or child.
I am sorry for your loss. I know words cannot ease your pain nothing ever will but on October 15th I will light a candle in memory of our babies. Please pass the message along.

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."- Anonymous ...

A quiet moment for lighting a candle in memory of your baby . . .

"Dear baby of mine, please see this light as a symbol of our never-ending love for you. Please understand that this love knows no limits or bounds; it conquers even the hold of death. Let this light shine in memory of our love for you, in celebration of the life we shared together, however brief, and in the hope that tomorrow will be a brighter day. We feel your spirit with us even now, gently guiding and strengthening us. With this light we will remember the true gifts of the season: memories of joys past, hope for present peace and love to last a lifetime. We will forever feel your presence and love you always."

Hope is like the sun,which, as we journey toward it ,casts the shadow of burden behind us.

PS :21 yrs ago today I met my husband on a blind date, pre Internet (well for us ;). I have now known him almost half my life ;).

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jeanie said...

Hugs for you and memories of Charlotte.

And hugs for you and anniversary wishes.

Dina Roberts said...

Sad, but beautiful post.

I really like the quote about the candle.

Super Sarah said...

I have been thinking of you this week because my roses are blooming! The timing is perfect.

Valerie said...

My heart goes out to you. I didnt' know about lighting a candle on the 15th but I will definitely do it! Have a blessed day!

Brenda said...

Hugs to you Trish. And to your Charlotte, Rest In Peace beautiful angel.

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Blossom said...

Dear Trish,
remembering sweet Charlotte.

with much love

Mary said...

Thank you for a beautiful post. Candles were lit in our house tonight, in remembrance of Charlotte too--your Lovely Girl.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your beautiful family.

Melody said...

A hug for you (hug).

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

I lit a candle for Charlotte. She is always in my heart too.

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