#captureyourgrief day 15: wave of light

Before we lost Everett I had never heard of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, let alone the Wave of Light. I was the 3 of 4 in the 1 in 4 statistic; blissfully unaware of the world of grieving mothers surrounding me. The day we found out Everett had left this world that ignorance came crashing down around me, stripping the innocence of pregnancy away from me, making me 1 in 4.

I have never been so thankful for the outpouring of love and support the bereaved mothers community offers. I have made some truly amazing friends since losing Everett and I like to think that Everett and their angels are playing together in Heaven, watching over us from above, awaiting the day we meet again.

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

In 1988, President Reagan designated the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. His beautiful speech began a cycle of awareness, love and support for families experiencing this tragic loss. His address to our nation put words to the indescribable loss and gut wrenching grief parents feel when their child leaves this world before they do, “A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is.”

Today, as candles are lit at 7:00 pm, in respective time zones throughout the world, and waves of light are shining all over; I stand with you, honoring our children who flew to Heaven on their angel wings before their time.

In honor of our angels please share your story with us and help us raise awareness and support for families around the world:

https://www.facebook.com/foreverbeatinmineremembrancewall/

Forever Beat in Mine is a community page meant to be a safe place for families to share their loss, grief, love, and memories. We welcome mothers, fathers, brother, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and loved ones affected by the loss of a child to join us in sharing memories of your loved one. Whether your loved one left this Earth through early pregnancy loss, miscarriage, still birth, or infant loss we believe that a person is a person no matter how small and would like to offer you a safe place to share your story.

Our son, Everett Charles King, was born sleeping at 20 weeks on July 30th, 2015 at 1:06 am. His precious body weighed only 0.74 oz and measured only 4 1/2 inches long. Our angel fit perfectly in the palm of our hands gently wrapped in a cradle; lovingly hand sew by the volunteers at Bridget’s Cradles. The 20 weeks we got to spend with our little angel while he grew in his Mommy’s womb will forever be a cherished memory as his life now lives on through ours. His brothers, Jack, 3 1/2, and Lucas, 1, will grow up knowing and loving their guardian angel in Heaven. Our family anxiously awaits the moment we get to hold you again at Heaven’s gate.

Everett, you are our missing piece.

May your heart forever beat in mine.

12091272_889455204478702_8756432699224824251_oPhoto credited to the talented T.marie Photography, Wichita Photographer