October 15 of every year is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss day.
Did you know, according to americanpregnancy.org, “…10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage,” and “Stillbirth affects about 1 in 160 pregnancies.”
We all very likely know at-least one person who has suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth/infant loss. Today is the day we all need to reach out to someone we know who has suffered a loss and make their day special in any sort of way.
Read this personal article someone shared of her miscarriage and how she got through it: http://productivemuslim.com/the-barakah-of-trusting-allah/
Dear Moms who have suffered this unimaginable loss,
I am writing this to glorify your strength. Today is all about you and remembering your precious baby(ies). I would like you to know that I often remember you and the pain you’ve been through. Many people do. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling. Although I know for sure, one thing you should never feel is guilt, especially when you did everything just right. Never blame yourself. Never question what you could have done differently. You did everything right. Your baby was too special for this world. Have faith that one day you will reunite in a far better place than this world we live in. Your pain is only temporary and something extraordinary is awaiting you. Your baby is not gone forever. But your angel baby is waiting to be reunited with you, just like you are to be with them.
You are a mother, you are their mother, no matter how long they lived inside of you or on earth. You are a mom. God has something beautiful awaiting you. To reward you for all the pain you have endured, but mostly for your patience. Know that there are many open ears and hearts if you need someone to talk to. Open up to someone near to you. We would love to comfort you in any way we can. Today (and everyday, but especially today) I want to make it all about you and your babies. To acknowledge the lives that could have been.
So go out, pamper yourself, cry it out, laugh, play but most importantly love. Love yourself and remember how important you are, because you are very important.
I’m sorry. I’m sorry if I was never there when I should have been. I’m sorry if I ever said anything that could have triggered your pain. I think about you every time I look at my child, or any child. And when another person announces their pregnancy. I would just like you to know that your pain is my pain and that you are not going through this alone. I wish to make you feel better, in any way possible.
One Mother to Another