Monday, October 15, 2012

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day 2012

That's today.

Carly wrote a post not long ago about making a prayer flag for our babies we miss.

While I'm not crafty in the least, I knew this was something I wanted to do for Andrew, mostly because I never get to do anything for him. I schlepped B along to Joann's to find some felt and some embroidery floss to make a flag that would then be sent to Australia to be hung in a ceremony for our babies today.

Here's what I made for Andrew.

 And off it went.

Loving and truly missing not only my own firstborn, but all the babies of so many of us families that will never be fully complete without them.

12 comments:

Solange, Nik, Caitlin and Oliver said... [Reply to comment]

So sorry to all the incomplete families :( My mom lost my baby sister at 8 months pregnant and has not forgotten. Stephanie would have turned 18 on 9/28.

Molly said... [Reply to comment]

great job on the flag! remebering with you today

Darcey said... [Reply to comment]

Remembering with you

Melissa @ A Dozen Years Later said... [Reply to comment]

Even though you say you aren't crafty your flag turned out beautifully.

Gina said... [Reply to comment]

I literally don't know how to sew a button on, so I really think your flag rocks. Honestly..I think it's just beautiful. Tonight, I'll be praying for you and all the other mommas who miss their babies.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I love that first comment. 18 years later - they are loved, missed, talked about. Just as Andrew will be.

Love to your family today.

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

Perfect flag. Remembering Andrew and missing everything that could have been.

LauraJane said... [Reply to comment]

I love your arts and craft flag- it's perfect. A little messy, handmade with love... Just like your boy. :)

Remembering Andrew with you.

Brie said... [Reply to comment]

Thinking of you, Andrew and all babies lost today ( who am I kidding..I think about our babies everyday).... Glad to hVe connected with you though!

Newlywed Moments said... [Reply to comment]

So sorry to hear this. Just recently came across your blog...keeping you in my prayers.

Emily from www.newlywedmoments.blogspot.com

Smack Talkin' Mama said... [Reply to comment]

I've been reading you for awhile now. Never commented before, but after reading the comments, I wanted to share that I lit a candle on the 15th, primarily in memory of my baby sister Sharon, who would've been 33 on September 12th, and for several babies -far too many- whose mama's write about them, including your own little man. None of us saw or held her, that's just what worked for my mom at the time. I was 5 when she was born, but the memories I have of feeling her kick in my mom's tummy are still precious! We talk about her all the time... Your little ones will always be loved and remembered!

B. Wilson said... [Reply to comment]

@Smack Talkin' Mama

Thanks for sharing that. It means a lot to know that others still miss their babies and I'm not alone. To think I will be missing Andrew for 33 years and more... blows my mind. But so proud to be his mom.