There is plenty that I could write on this topic but nothing more powerful than the healing received through prayer.
My soul is deprived of peace,
I have forgotten what happiness is;
I tell myself my future is lost,
all that I hoped for from the Lord.
But I will call this to mind,
as my reason to have hope:
The favors of the Lord are not exhausted,
his mercies are not spent;
They are renewed each morning,
so great is his faithfulness.
My portion is the Lord, says my soul;
therefore I will hope in him.
~ Lamentations 3:17-18, 21-24
I’m passing along a tradition that I just became aware of, Wave of Light: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
A tradition on this day is that at 7:00 pm in each time zone a Wave of Light will move across the country, and the world. All families who have lost a baby either by pregnancy or infant death should light a candle and leave it burning for at least one hour. The wave of light will serve as a reminder that there are those of us who still remember – and those who have not suffered a loss pause to surround us in love.
My family will be lighting five candles this evening in honor of our blessings in heaven.
May my beloved children and saints; Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Teresa Agnes, and Maria Luisa ~ pray for us!
I was directed to this tradition via FB friends and Catholic Sistas.
This is day 9 of my pregnancy reflections. I realize that I am a few days behind. I’m trying to own it and fight the urge to account my absence to placenta brain our sleep deprivation.
You can find the other posts of my 31 Days here.