Those of us who have experienced the loss of a baby, be it from miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, don't really need a day to remember. Every day is a day of remembrance for us, whether the grief is fresh or decades old.
Some of us choose to live out loud with our grief, talking about our children and experiences to help others deal with their own grief and pain. Some of us choose to grieve quietly and inwardly. Neither is right and neither is wrong.
I've said it over and over again, grief has no timeline and no rule book. The only rule is that you have to go THROUGH it, not AROUND it.
In September of 2006, the House of Representatives voted to pass House Resolution #222 to declare that October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
This is the day that the nation as a whole takes time to remember our babies, to remember the million babies each year that parents have to say goodbye to. If you've not experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant, this is a day to pause and remember your friends and family who have experienced a loss.
Band Back Together wants to honor and remember your babies.
On October 15, we will remember our babies with a wall of remembrance that will be continuously updated with the babies you carry in your heart.
We will be using the names we had on our wall last year and adding more names.
We'd love to remember your babies, The Band, which is why we'll be adding names to our wall of remembrance because we will never, ever forget. If you'd like your baby's name included on our wall, please fill out this form.
We will never, ever forget.
We at The Band sorely wish none of you had to remember the babies you carry in your hearts and not your arms, but since we don't have the power to stop baby loss, we choose to remember.
Please share this post with anyone who might want their babies memorialized by The Band.
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