October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Former President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month in 1988; however, in 2006 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day was was officially recognized on October 15th. This day honors and acknowledges babies lost miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, prematurity complications, neonatal death, SIDS, illness, accidents, and other tragic causes.
This has become a subject very near and dear to my heart. After experiencing three pregnancy losses to miscarriage, I have discovered a whole world of support and encouragment from other women who have experienced that kind of loss--as well as the sufficient grace that only our Heavenly Father can offer us during these times of grieving.
I want to encourage all of you to honor any family you might know who has experienced this kind of loss by offering up a prayer on their behalf today--thanking God for the gift of each of these precious babies. Every life is precious to the Lord. Every life has value and purpose.
For those of you who have walked this very path, I want to encourage you to become involved in ministering to other women in your area who are still battling with hopelessness and grief. There are some wonderful online resources for you to check out: Sufficent Grace, My Forever Child, and My Very Own Angel.
For those of you who need a family to pray for today, In this Wonderful Life: Brent, Megan, and angel Cohen, Just to Keep in Touch: Mark, Emily, Wyatt, and angel Ryder, Lamberts Lately: Lambert Family and angel Baby, and The Evans Family: Mark, the late Leslie Evans, angel Marisa, and angel Mac.
Thanks for taking the time to remember these angel babies with me today!