If you've read my blog at all over the last few months, you know that I never post anything besides silly anecdotes with a spider-web of relevancy to my recipes. I hate conflict so I don't post political opinions and I'm certain you don't know which toilet paper I prefer (though, it's universally the best, so I'm sure you can guess). I don't post charities to which I donate, and I don't ask you to give to any causes. Today, I'm not going to ask you to do anything above and beyond thinking about something. Tomorrow is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and this is something very close to my heart. Miscarriage effects twenty percent of pregnancies. Yes, that's 1 in every 5 pregnancies. This means that chances are good you know someone who has lost a child during pregnancy. This is still (in 2011) a taboo topic. Something we don't want to talk about or share. Often women and men who have lost a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth feel very alone. A lot of people don't know that Mike and I had two miscarriages before having our little one. It's something we don't talk about often. The moral of the story is that if you've lost a child, or know someone who has, you are not alone.
The International Wave of Light invites participants from around the world to light a candle in honor of PAILRD, starting at 1900 hours on October 15 in their respective time zones, and to leave the candle burning for at least an hour. The result is a continuous chain of light spanning the globe for a 24 hour period in honor and remembrance of the children who die during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
"Women & Elephants Never Forget."
*Sugar Cookies made from Bake @ 350's wonderful recipe. Check it out here: Cut Out Sugar Cookies