Last year on October 15th, a friend brought by a candle for me to light in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I was grateful, not only for the candle, but for her thoughtfulness. She remembered me as I remembered Kristen.
As this day of remembrance is here again, I remember that friend, who has suffered her own pregnancy loss. I barely knew her when she experienced her loss, but as I light that beautiful candle today, I remember her and the sweet baby she never got to hold.
I also contemplate the moms that know the pain of losing a child. Some never got to hold their child. Others did, but had to say goodbye much too soon. May God shower you with His grace and mercy this day. Whether it's been a few weeks, a few months or even decades since you had to say goodbye, I remember you this day.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27