Friday, October 1, 2010

A Walk to Remember

Each October walks are held throughout the country to honor

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Sunday is my hospital's A Walk to Remember.

My bereavement colleagues and myself have been working hard for months to provide this beautiful event for our families who have suffered such a tremendous loss...the loss of a baby.

We will start with a remembering service, including a reading of the name of each baby being honored.

Then, a bag-piper will lead us in a procession to an open lawn.

There, he will start playing Amazing Grace...

and doves will be released.

A special bereaved family will lead us around the hospital for a one mile walk.

We will come back for refreshments and professional photographs.

We are expecting nearly 700 people to come and honor their precious babies.

It will be a bitter-sweet, incredibly meaningful day.

All of my friends who have lost a baby, through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn loss, are in my thoughts and prayers.

I remember you and your babies.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

This is a beautiful post and I am sure that it will be a day filled with compassion for all the parents who have lost a child.

Lori said...

I wish I didn't already have other plans for this weekend. I would have liked to go. Hopefully, the weather will be easy on everyone.

Mr. Daddy said...

That is such a nice thing to do.

I can't even imagine the pain that they must go through...

God bless you for all you do for them... :o)

Mighty M said...

You're amazing - I know it is going to be a beautiful, tough, wonderful day.

-stephanie- said...

What a beautiful thing to do.

Thank you for doing this.

Rachel said...

You are making me tear up (and it aint pretty).

Thank you for your compassionate heart. And for your gift to these babies who are cherished still.

Such a special thing to remember and celebrate them.

Thank you my sweet friend!

Kat said...

What a fabulous, moving event to take part in.

Beth E. said...

What a beautiful way to remember the lost of those precious babies. You're doing a great thing!


Casey said...

That's awesome!

Thanks to wonderful nurses like you, those babies will never be forgotten!

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