October 15, 2013

Random Thoughts: Day 15 {Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day}

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. You may or may not know that my son, Noah, was stillborn in September 2010.

1 in 4 women will experience pregnancy loss in her lifetime. I am 1 in 4.

Each year, more than 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States alone. 70 babies born silently each day. Countless more are miscarried.

Almost 25,000 more babies will die before their first birthday. In the United States. 

This is heartbreaking, and I know that for many, it is just too hard to talk about. But our culture can not continue to turn a blind eye because it hurts too much to face the reality of it. There are too many families out there wounded by the loss of their precious little ones. 

Help give these babies a voice. Say to the families missing their babies that you remember. That their baby is loved and so are they.

To honor all of the babies whose parents never got to know them, Hope Mommies is asking you to release balloons and post the pictures to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with the hashtag #hopemommies. I would love it if you would join us. You can also sponsor a balloon for $5!

Another way to honor and remember is to join millions of people worldwide, in the wave of light. At 7pm, light a candle and let it burn for one hour. 

May I ask a favor of you?

Whether you release a balloon, light a candle, make a donation, or none of those, please take a moment out of your day to pray for all of the families who have suffered the loss of their baby. Pray that they would know the comfort of the Great Comforter. Pray that they would be washed with the peace that passes all understanding. Pray that they would run to God and not away from Him. Pray that babies would stop dying before they're even born. Pray that parents wouldn't have to pick out caskets instead of cribs. Lord, come quickly. 



To learn more about Noah, you can follow the Noah's Story link at the top of this page.

1 comment:

  1. I love you friend! Thanks for making this day more visible... and spreading hope and grace! Praying for you, and other family and friends who have been touched by loss as well! {{{HUGS}}}


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