Saturday, October 17, 2009

Candlelight Memorial

On Thursday the 15th, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, I had the honor of attending an event organized by a Mother I met through a stillbirth support group online. She lost her third child, her daughter Gianna, in April and to remember her and all of the babies taken too soon she organized an amazing candlelight vigil.

I thought attending the event was going to be hard and in a lot of ways, it was, but at the same time it gave me a lot of peace with Audrey's passing. I felt glad to know that even though she's gone I can still do things to honor her memory and to let the world know my Angel did exist. She may have only lived in my body for 5 months but she'll live in my heart for the rest of my life and beyond. When I die and I'm buried, I plan to be buried with things in my casket from all of my kids. Addison, Audrey and any future kids we may have will be included with me when I go to heaven.

Here are a few pictures from the amazing night:



 
Me with the organizer of the event and Gianna's Mom Sherri (she has the pink scarf on next to me)




 
So sad to see so many parents and family members there whose hearts are broken just like mine




Audrey surrounded by the other Angels we honored that evening

1 comment:

  1. This looks like an amazing event, I really wish she would have been here in OKC ours was not too hot. Keep Audrey in your heart always, it's the best place for anything to be. :)

    -Stephanie

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