Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Capture Your Grief 2013-Day 15

CAPTURE YOUR GRIEF 2013 Photography Project 
Day 15: Wave of Light
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Raleigh, NC, USA
October 15, 2013 ♥


Day 15. Wave Of Light: Today is October 15th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Light a candle at 7pm to help create a continuous wave of light around the world for 24 hours. Photograph your light! Please remember to share your location for this day as well. 

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. To recognize this beautiful, sacred day, people worldwide light candles at 7 P.M., letting them burn for an hour. Then just as their candles are burning out, other people in the next time zone light their candles. This creates a Wave of Light that lasts for 24 hours. 

My mom, brothers, sister-in-law, grandmother and I lit candles for my daughter Lily Katherine, my Aunt Rachel Ross, as well as other specific loved and missed babies. And then I lit the last candle for all babies in Heaven with parents around the world missing them. We sat on the porch in the beautiful chilly October evening with our pumpkin-spice coffee, and just soaked up the moment. It was perfect. I just wanted a relaxing, peaceful night of remembrance and this turned out to be just that. Only the bright light of the candles was shining in the dark... which reminded me of how dark grief and loss can feel, yet the love and joy that has come from these precious lives (no matter how brief) lights up any darkness. God's love pierced the darkness in my heart with the light of Lily's beautiful LIFE.

I hope everyone had a peaceful day of remembrance and that you found the Wave of Light to be as magical as I did. It was so beautiful scrolling through my Facebook news feed and seeing so many posts and pictures of/about the Wave of Light and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It warmed my heart and reminded me that I'm not the only one who knows this grief... or this profound love.

Click HERE to watch a little video I took of the candles burning.

-To see all of my photos from the photography project click HERE.
-To share your own photos on the event page and to see the lovely photos others are sharing click HERE.

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