Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What is October to You?

For many people, October means the beginning of fall. Children are back to school, school schedules are finally starting to sync with their children's habits. The football teams are just getting settled in and the Sunday football parties are in full swing.

Where I'm from, the leaves are beginning to change. October is the prime time for apple picking in the orchards or searching pumpkin patches for the perfect pumpkin to bring home. While others enjoy hay rides and haunted houses.

For some, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It's the most publicized October awareness campaign. I 100% support breast cancer awareness and research. It happens to run in my family and two of my aunts are battling this horrible, horrible illness.

For me, October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. It's a month to bring awareness to those babies who have passed through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. It seems to be a taboo subject to talk about with family, friends and colleagues. The truth is it happens to 1 in 4 women.

I am one in 4. I lost my daughter on October 21, 2012. I want to break the silence around this loss because I have since met too many women with precious babies who are now flying high as angels. We feel alone because no one wants to talk about it with us. Our babies lived.

So this October:

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As you think PINK, remember to add some BLUE! There are many angel babies watching over me and you!!