Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Light


Today was the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I wasn't home at 7pm, to hit the wave of light part, but I figured my time zone was likely well represented.

For me, from the very beginning right alongside my own pain was this realization, this dull knowledge, that every day there is more of us, that the number can only go up, and that it does so all too fast. The ever growing chain of babies and families who miss them. Last December Tash brought the names of many of the blogosphere's lost babies with her to a memorial service, to share and lighten the load. If she was to do that today, there would be so many more... The chain has grown. The chain is growing.

And so I did my lighting later, finally putting to use the long candleholder we've had since the New Year (I find that Yankee swaps are a lovely way to update home decor, don't you?).

There are twelve candles burning over my fireplace tonight. Twelve candles to remember so many more.

8 comments:

yummysushipajamas said...

These pictures, and this post, are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Remembering is a wonderful thing.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Thank you for doing this--though the picture breaks my heart.

Sue said...

Beautiful. Heartbreaking.

Thank you.

Lori said...

I lit as many candles as I could find around my house last night. I have been fortunate to be the recipient of many "glassy babies" www.glassybaby.com and so my home was quite aglow with color. It was lovely and a fitting tribute to all of the unique lights in our lives that went out too soon.

christina(apronstrings) said...

it's sad we have to do this. but i am glad that so many of us do.
xoxo

k@lakly said...

Thinking of you, remembering your lost angel and so many others...
xxoo

Ya Chun said...

stunning photo - all that light - breathtaking

time zone doesn't matter....

christyna said...

the pictures are wonderful something I'd like to print and matte and frame, perhaps I will if thats ok with you and have them "lit" all year round. let me know :)