Hello and welcome to my first blog post!
I am, by no means, a writer but have felt a calling to start writing & there is no better audience than you.
My blog is titled, Thursday Morning Moments, because since the loss of Ivy, Thursday’s have been the most challenging to navigate. I have spent time trying to understand why this is & the only thing I can come up with is that I am so exhausted from the week, that I am no longer able to “keep it together”. In the first months following Ivy’s death, Thursdays were the day that I could lay in bed all day, I was mentally, physically & emotional drained. Grief is a funny thing sometimes…
Ironic how Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month starts on a Thursday this year. Today, October 1st, kicks off the month of remembering babies gone too soon. It brings sadness to my heart that there has to be an entire month devoted to such a tragic event, but, it also makes me glad that Ronald Reagan understood the need to continue to support and educate those who need it most, by proclaiming this month for awareness in 1988.
“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”
Today, I challenge you to reach out to someone you know who has experienced Pregnancy & Infant Loss, to let them know you are thinking of them & that you will help remember their child with them. From personal experience, the thought of the world forgetting your child brings deep anxiety to my heart. I will always help you remember your child, always.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11
Fly high, dragonfly!
Peace and love,
P.S. I want to thank my "top fan" [you know who you are] for the inspiration for the title of this blog. You mean a lot to me and have helped me get to where I am today.