I have thought about him since the moment I woke up this morning. October 9. Fifteen months since we held him. One year since we held his memorial service. Today is Alexander's day. Oh, that sweet boy. A dear friend reminded me tonight of something I said at some point this year: "I thought I … Continue reading Fifteen Months.
The weather is breaking in southwest Ohio. Leaves are starting to turn and there is a crispness to the air. Flannel shirts, pumpkin spice everything, and pumpkins and gourds are everywhere. Despite the fact that last Sunday, we spent the third official day of autumn sitting poolside and sunning ourselves, and as I cling tightly to … Continue reading October, Fall, and PAIL Awareness
My brain seems to be kind of a jumbled mess this morning, full of all kinds of random thoughts and so many mixed feelings that I can't seem to focus on any one thing. Sometimes this is what grief is like. Heck, sometimes this is what life is like. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month … Continue reading Random Thursday Thoughts.
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. We've been pretty open about our story of losing Alexander from the very beginning. This week, I've shared statistics and the causes that we are supporting in Alexander's memory. In addition to those things, and perhaps more than anything else, we want to start the conversation. When you're … Continue reading Wristbands For Alexander.
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. I will be the first to admit that I didn't know much about Pregnancy & Infant Loss (PAIL) until it happened to me. I had heard statistics about miscarriages, and I knew that a number of my friends had and have gone through issues with infertility, but … Continue reading 1 in 160.
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, first declared by President Ronald Reagan in October 1988. In his declaration, he said this: "When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses his or her partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there … Continue reading Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month