October 9th to 15th is miscarriage, infant loss and stillbirth awareness week.
Many of my clients have suffered from these deeply upsetting losses. The grief is very real and for many still very raw. It is sadly a subject not readily discussed even though one in four will suffer.
In this interview Kellie shares her experiences with a very gentle and kind Stephen Nolan who also shares the impact miscarriage had on his family. The interview with Kellie is just brilliant and I hope it achieves her aim of helping others feel they are not alone with the experience of loss and grief. I have had so many of my clients telling me how inspired they were by her honesty.
.I know this week there are many services of remembrance held in hospitals, churches and hotels. These are times when mums and dads, grandparents, siblings and family friends can come together to publicly remember their little babies.
These events will suit many people but are not for everybody. The way that grief is expressed and how you honor a much loved life is very personal. Alongside the public memorial day on the 15th October there is also the chance to have a very private candle lighting at home. It is at the same time as the ceremony which is held this year in St Marks church in Portadown at 7pm. These lit candles will create a Wave of Light across the country to remember the little ones that had so wanted to be with us.
Belfast City Hall will be lit blue and pink from dusk to dawn on Sunday to mark the occasion.
I am also aware that the increased publicity over the coming days will be a comfort to some but to others will be very difficult and I send those parents my warmest thoughts and kindest wishes.
If there is ever anything I can do to help in any way please get in touch.