A Walk to Remember

October 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Posted in Grief, life after loss, Love, normal? | 9 Comments
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Every day 13 babies will be lost to SIDS and other sudden, unexpected infant deaths.

One horrible day in December 2009 our baby, Sawyer, was one of those 13.  We remember Jake and Sawyer every day but today Evan and I participated in our 7th Walk to Remember.

The first year it was just the two of us.  Jake had died a few months before the walk.  Evan and I could barely talk about our child’s death let alone listen to the other sad stories parents were sharing about their losses.

Today we had the twins with us and we were there for Jake and Sawyer.

I can now talk about Jake and Sawyer.  I listen to others as they tell about their sons and daughters.  I still wish none of us had to live in a world without our child/children.

Tomorrow is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  As part of the day, everyone is invited to light a candle at 7 pm in all time zones, all over the world.  The idea is that if everyone lights a candle at 7 pm and keeps is burning for at least 1 hour, there will be a continuous wave of light.

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  1. What a beautiful idea. I will light a candle and add to the light we send out into the world.

  2. Candle will be burning. Thoughts are with you. And I love that you’re all doing this walk together as a family.

  3. We had a support group meeting tonight and lit a candle there.

  4. So glad you and your family can do the walk each year, I now the March of Dimes walk is such a great experience for us. Thinking of you as I light my candle tonight.

  5. Oh they are growing up so!! not evan but the twins. = ) we lit our candle!

  6. Beautiful Family. I love the things you all do together. Lighting a candle for you. Miss you.

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