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.