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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Capture Your Grief

This month is Child Loss/ Pregnancy Loss/ Infant Loss awareness.  For many people it is an uncomfortable subject to talk about.  I've heard from so many people words and phrases like, "Sorry" "oh" "I'm afraid to make you cry" and so forth.

Jamie and I have dealt with loss of friendships since Faithie passed away.  It has crushed our spirits many times over.  We wish our friends would have been able to withstand the uncomfortableness of child loss.

This month Jamie and I are going to do this "Capture your Grief".  Today was a Sunrise Dedication.  Here is what we were supposed to do: 

1. SUNRISE DEDICATION Let us celebrate the beginning of this healing month by waking up early to watch the sunrise wherever we in the world. Step outside into the fresh air and take some time to breathe the sunrise in. Watch all of the colours of your world transform before your eyes.  Spend some time reflecting upon what you want your intention for this month to be. Maybe even come up with a word for your intention so that you can write it down and revisit it each day. If there is no visible sunrise in your part of the world because of the weather, that is okay, this is life and mother nature. All that matters is that you take the time out of your day to be with us all in spirit and make space for a new beginning. Take a photograph of your sunrise where you are right now and if you post it online share what State/Country you are in and the time of the sunrise. You can google the sunrise time in your part of the world and set your alarm if you are a sleepy head like me. Send some love out to everyone else in the world who is grieving the death of a child and remember those gone before us who were made to grieve in silence. We honour these people too.

We missed Day One.  I must admit in our lives we have never been very good at wanting to rise in the morning, especially Jamie.  Tomorrow we've decided to start this journey together.  I look forward to it.  I'm hoping it'll bring us even closer and allow each of us to show the other our silent grief. 

What do I mean by silent grief?  I mean we don't always share our tears with each other or our thoughts.  We too sometimes do what others to do us; forget to share because of being afraid to upset the other and make them cry.  

SO that is what I hope gain the most from this....

We may skip a day or two but as long as we do it together....

1 comment:

  1. I do hope you two do this together! It may help with the healing! Love you two!!!