Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

I learned about this day shortly after we got home from the hospital when lost brenham and this post has been on the back burner of my mind ever since.
October 15, i knew i would remember it, the day after our anniversary.
Each year, over half a million dreams are shattered. Out of 3.3 million babies born alive, some 30,000 die during the first 28 days. Another 39,000 babies are stillborn. Miscarriage occurs in fifteen to twenty percent of pregnancies, while ectopic pregnancy occurs in one percent. This day effects so many people. I f you have never yourself lost a baby, surly you know someone who has.
Today is the day to honor those babies, so I am asking you all to do that today, sometime, some way. Maybe say a prayer, light a candle or some thing else you think of and please let me know what you did.
I wish i could be here today:

27 comments:

Kellie said...

That was beautiful. Thank you : )

Anonymous said...

I just recently was told about your blog from a friend of mine. I am so sorry for your loss and will say a prayer for you on this difficult day. I am glad your surgery went well and pray that your recovery continues to go well. God is good in all things...what a comfort this is!

Anonymous said...

I am humbled to be able to honor all those babies, by both saying a prayer and also lighting a candle tonight.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your story for some time now. You and your husband are truly an inspiration and have a faith that is unmeasurable. We had a miscarriage before being blessed with our son. My husband and I talk about it often, as the loss never goes away. Just please know that you are in good hands - God's hands. You have so many people praying and looking out for you - people like us who you don't even know you. Our prayers are always with you.

Jason's Mommy said...

Hi Katie,

I have been following your blog for a while now, but this is my first time to comment. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today.

I am a new mommy, and I cannot even begin to imagine the pain you feel in losing your precious Brenham. I will hug my little one tighter today in honor of your sweet little boy.

God bless you and watch over you as you heal from your surgery.

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie,

Today is a tough day for so many of us and it is so very nice to have a day set aside to honor the memory of our babies. I said a prayer for my 2 little angels and little Brenham. God Bless!

Stacy

Anonymous said...

A baby powder scented candle is lit for your Brehnam and all the other babies who aren't here with us today. God bless & get well soon!

DebbaDoo said...

I'm still praying...praying...praying for you.

Thanks for reminding all of us that children are a blessing. Brenham is still in all of our hearts...and I'm sure you will be blessed again one day.

Thanks for sharing your life with all of us...I know I'm a better person because of you. Keep smiling, sweet one.
Debbie

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of you and your angel son today and always. I am a mommy of an angel too. Her name is Catherine and she was stillborn in February 2007.

Dan and Gretchen said...

Praying for you on this very difficult day. We too have a little one now in Jesus' arms, and we will always miss what could have been for this baby(one of our triplets).

Terri said...

A candle is lit in honor of my Josiah, your Brenham, and so many others. God bless....

Kim said...

Katie, I have bee following your blog for quite sometime now. First of all, I want to say how truly sorry I am for your loss. I appreciate your post today. I too, had a misscarriage and am grateful for this noted day. I am praying for you and Robb. Take care and God Bless.

Lu and Missy said...

That was a great post! I was not aware of this day but I am glad you made me aware. I will be saying a prayer for you and precious little Brenham. In the same prayer I will be praying for our precious baby that we lost in our miscarriage almost two years ago.

jaime "dolcedulcedoce" said...

Katie, I will be lighting a candle for Brenham and my lost babies tonight. This is a very beautifully written post.

jrose35 said...

Katie, I will also be lighting a candle for Brenham and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Jennyc said...
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Jennyc said...

I posted a Poem on my Allison Lindsey's page in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awarness day".

Thank you Katie for posting about it on your blog.

:-)

Anonymous said...

There was a story on our local news tonight about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. They asked that everyone light a candle at 7:00 pm tonight. I just lit a candle for your baby, the baby I lost 35 years ago and my grandson Garrett James who died when he was 12 days old. You are in my thoughts tonight.

Carol said...

I am a new reader of your blog. I think you are amazing. You have been through so much at such a young age. I found myself praying for you in church sunday. I lit a candle today for your sweet angel.
I am glad your surgery went well. I pray you have a wonderful full healthy life.
Warm Regards,
Carol
www.francopartyoffive.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

We said a prayer and are remembering sweet Brenham today. He has had a huge impact on many people even though he was with us for such a little time. Praying for you both on this special day and for your recovery.
God Bless,
The Schra family

Anonymous said...

Hi Robb and Katie - I will light a candle right now - I just got home from Family Night at ORC. THank you for the post. You continually remind me of how precious our children are. Praying for you guys - thank you for sharing your story of Brenham - he has touched many, many lives already. May you continue to heal and feel stronger every day...........Friend from ORC

Anonymous said...

My mother lost a baby at 8 months pregnancy over 45 years ago. In those days, mothers and fathers didn't see their stillborn child so she never got to say goodbye and didn't have a grave to visit. My father was told to pretend it never happened and my mom would heal faster. I can't imagine her pain. She rarely spoke of her lost child but I'm sure she never stopped hurting.

My father died 12 years ago and yesterday, October 14th, my mother went to be with the Lord. while I am mourning, I am also rejoicing that she and her first daughter are finally reunited.

I have followed your blog for several months and your faith has been a source of strength for me.
God bless you!

Courtney said...

Wonderful Post...I often wonder what it would be like with an 18mth old! Crazy. Thinking and praying for all the wonderful babies up in Heaven.

momofboysx3-123 said...

Katie
What a great post and so well written. I will light a candle in honor of Brenham and my friends who have lost their babies as well.
Sheila

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I came across your blog from another blog just this evening. I have sat here for the last hour or so reading your blog from the beginning. I laughed, cried and wondered about my own life. Thank your for your honesty and sharing with the world what you and your family are going through.

Anonymous said...

Katie & Robb

How are you guys? What is up? Where are you? I am praying that all is going well. You have a great way of writing on your blog that makes us want to know you. You are like our "kids", and I miss you!
Grow in Him, again today.
Love N Prayers,
K & J

Jenn said...

I am just getting back to following your blog after going into labor with my son on October 14th. Little did I know it was the day your son arrived. I went through 24 hours of labor and some complications but my little boy arrived on October 15th the day of rememberance you mentioned. To have my son on a day such as that helps me realize that good can come in even the darkest hours. My son is doing well but going through testing for MCAD a genetic metabolic disease that keeps his body from processing nutrients from his body so he must be strictly fed every 3 hours to avoid issues because all his calories come straight from food...he can't get it from his body. We pray this is a false positive and are awaiting test results. However, I feel so blessed to have him to hold and your story reminds me of this wonderful blessing. Thinking of you in your recovery.