Saturday, October 15, 2011

Remembering the Lost Ones

I have a more somber post this evening.  As I perused internet-land today I became aware of the fact that it is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  Losing a baby whether before or after it is born is every mother's nightmare.  One I pray I never experience, but one that I have faced head on in this past year.  I have friends who have experienced miscarriages.  I know mamas who have lost their babies before they came home from the hospital and after what was supposed to be life-saving surgery.  I am remembering these little ones today. 
 And I am remembering the 9 out of 10 little ones who never had a chance at life.  It is a heart-wrenching fact that 90% of babies with a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome are terminated.  Aborted.  Killed because they are not considered perfect and worthy of life.  Yet little Max's mama would give anything to have been able to snuggle her baby even one time before she lost him.  Gabby's mommy shares how much she misses her baby every day...she never got to come home from her surgery.  And there are women who have lost pregnancies and would give anything to carry one of those 9 babies and bring them into the world.  Remember these babies.  And their families.  Tonight I'm lighting my candles for your lost little ones Jessica.

1 comment:

Team Lando said...

Such a sad but appropriate post for today... Missing quite a few little ones in our lives today, not ours, but friends Ellie should be growing up alongside.