Life & Light

October 15, 2011 at 11:18 am | Posted in Death, Grief, mourning, silver lining | 3 Comments
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“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle”
– –  Benjamin Franklin

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day.  It is a day to promote and support the education and awareness for grieving parents.  Today and every day I miss Jake and Sawyer but tonight at 7 pm we will light candles.  This year I will once again hope that the light from all the candles will make the darkness of the unknown a little brighter.

As we honor  and remember the short lives of Jake and Sawyer today.  I would also like to honor the long life of Evan’s wonderful and amazing grandfather (aka GGP), Si Picker (if you click on the link skip down to the section titled “Naked with Brad Pitt”).  If you do not click on the link I will give you the cliff notes version.  Si Picker around the age of 60 became an actor.  One of the films that he was in was called Johnny Suede with a very young Brad Pitt.  Pitt was having a dream sequence in which GGP was sitting naked on a bar stool.

I know that death is part of life.  GGP’s death is the natural order life – it is still so sad.

“Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death
from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people
from love. It can’t take away our memories either.
In the end, life is stronger than death.”
– – Anonymous


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  1. Hi Lanie, I saw your boys on the Wall at Band Back Together today when I was looking for Matthew’s name. I will also be lighting a candle at seven tonight. Thinking of you and the other baby loss moms today.

  2. Thinking of you Lanie (but also thinking of Brad Pitt and naked-ness, but that’s all your doing!)

  3. A post that allows us to keep on remembering these amazing lives lost. Thank you!

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