Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I lost my third baby at 14 weeks 2 1/2 years ago. After two extremely healthy pregnancies, I lost a baby. I still don’t understand the reasons why and probably never will. I know that God has held my hand through this long healing process. I know that my friends and family took care of me in a huge way after my miscarriage. I know that I am 100% grateful for my “rainbow baby” who arrived almost one year after I lost Ansley.
If you have suffered this lost, know you are not alone. Today is a day to remember our babies. Whether the loss was at 8 weeks or 8 months. We all grieve differently and there’s no right and wrong way to grieve. Take your time, surround yourself with a great community of people, and try to find a way to remember your baby. For me, it helped to name the baby. The pain will never completely go away for me. However, as I look back on journal entries from 1 or 2 years ago, I can see how God has brought me through it. And I know one day I’ll get to hold my baby Ansley.