9. Music: This might be hard to capture in a photograph so why not post a youtube clip of a piece of music that reminds your of your baby/ies/child/ren. Why this piece of music?
Music just hasn't played a role in my grief. Odd since music used to sing my life, but it hasn't with this.
10. Beliefs: Do you have a certain belief about
what happens to us after we die? You might believe that we go to a
heaven or you might believe that our bodies eventually turn to dust
and that is the end of our story. Please feel free to share your
beliefs whether they are religious, spiritual or not.
I think this is summed up well in the image I've shared several times of Taylor and the quote on the graphic...:
11. Emotional Triggers: What triggers emotions
associated with grief for you? Is it the weather? A scent? Photos?
Places? Holidays? Words? Certain people?
Birthdays, due dates, Christmas...
Taylor was due on her aunt's birthday but was born on her grandmother's birthday.
Seth was due just days after Christmas but was born on his uncle's birthday.
12. Article: Have you read an article about grief
that you would love to share with everyone? Please feel
welcome to share who wrote the article and how the article resonated
with you and also the direct link to the article if it is online.
If I think of anything in particular, I'll come back and edit this. For now, all that is on my mind is that same quote by Joseph Smith that I posted above on day 10.
13. Book: Have you read a book about grief that
helped you immensely in your journey of grief? Please feel welcome to
share the book and links to where it can be purchased so others can
I read two books about grief. However, I should probably re-read them as it was while I was still fairly deep in my own grief and I really don't remember much. Again, I may update this later.
14. Family: What does you family look like now?
Is it just yourself carrying your child’s heart in yours? Do you
have other children? A partner? A pet? You may not have what society
perceives as a family but we all know that just because you cannot
see any children, that does not mean that they are not a part of your
15. Wave Of Light: Today is October 15th
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Light a candle at 7pm to
help create a continuous wave of light around the world for 24 hours.
Photograph your light! Please remember to share your location for
this day as well. Wishing you all a ton of love for this sacred day
Today, I want to remember the angels that I've come to hold close to my heart, as well as my own. And so I speak their names (in no particular order):
Little Fella Allen
And also Taylor Harvey & Seth Harvey. So many angels. So many grieving hearts yearning to hold their babies. Many hugs and much love to the families of each of these babies who never came home from the hospital, who were born too soon, who were gone before they were even born. So much love to each of you. There are so many more to add to this list, unnamed babies, babies not talked about, (and a few that I missed just because the list is so long) and this is just within my circle of extended friends. Forgive me if I missed your angel. PLEASE, write out your angel's name in the comments here. I want to remember your angels. All of them.
Love to you all....