Today marks the final day of Baby Loss Awareness Week, and on this day, the day is marked by something called The Wave of Light.
For those that haven’t participated before, and would like to know more-you’re in the right place!
The Wave Of Light
On October the 15th, to mark the final day of Baby Loss Awareness week, everyone is invited to light a candle (or however many candles you want to light), at 7pm. These candles signify all babies, taken too soon, born sleeping, lost before they met their Mummy’s, Daddy’s, Siblings and Families. You don’t have to have lost a baby to light the candle, you could light it for someone you know who’s lost a baby, or just plainly for all those babies around the world taken too soon. By participating, and leaving your candle lit for a minimum of an hour, you will be taking part in a worldwide “wave” of light across the globe.
Ahead of tonight’s Wave Of Light, The Miscarriage Association have set up a candle gallery on our “Days That Matter” website. They hope to create a memorial video from the images sent to them, and you can find out more information on how to take part by following the link to their Facebook page here.
Finally, I’d like to say some Thank You’s before I end my final post this week on this subject.
Every day this week, I’ve blogged or shared blogs to try and raise awareness on the subject of baby loss. All were greatly received, but yesterday, after publishing one of the most personal (and long) blogs I’ve ever done, the response was truly overwhelming. Messages of support, comments of gratitude for my words, and the amount of views, shares and likes, literally blew me away. So if you’re one of those people, who liked, shared, commented, messaged, or viewed, I’d like to thank you.
To have a post that’s so personal to me liked so much, is amazing in itself, but to have the message of baby loss awareness, spread so far and the chance I’ve made just one person feel less alone in what they’re currently going through, or have gone through, makes me happier for that, than for anything else.
To those that continue to support me on my journey, to help me through dark days and listen/read when I choose to speak about it, I thank you too. I literally couldn’t do any of this without you.
If you didn’t manage to catch yesterdays blog, here’s the link to that one-The Mummy He Used To Know, and if you’ve missed any others this week, head over to the website at mayflowerblogs.com and have a nose!