I have learned through a couple of the blogs I read that today, October 15th, is the National Day of Remembrance for Pregnancy and Infant Loss. I understand that people all over the world are invited to light a candle at 7:00 tonight in remembrance of babies lost to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, or early infant death.
We will be lighting a candle in remembrance of our baby Ande Lynn whom we lost to miscarriage on July 14, 2008. Only three months have passed since we said goodbye to our hope of meeting our sweet baby on this side of Heaven, and the pain of loss is still very real to us. Yet God, by His sovereignty and grace, has strengthened us (thus the name Ande, which means “strong, courageous”) and taught us a great deal throughout this trial. I praise God for the promise we have of meeting Ande one day in Heaven, and I am greatly comforted in knowing that Ande is already there.
To my many friends who have also lost a precious baby to miscarriage or early infant death, my thoughts and prayers are with you today. May God grant you the same strength and courage that He has supplied to me.