I am..

I am an angel mom. You may not see it at first, but if you look closely it's clear.

I have your name on a wing around my neck.

I have a tattoo on my shoulder memorializing your life.

I have a drawer of sympathy letters I never open.

I have a box of programs from you funeral.

I have a chest with your first outfit in it. It also contains the other small, but meaningful things from your short life.

I have your picture in my purse.

I carry the scars of infant loss on my heart.

I am an angel mom.

October is Pregnancy and Child Loss Awareness Month. You may not see it at first, but you are surrounded by mothers and fathers who have lost a child. Whether it was a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or an infant or child loss; they are here. There are many and they all hurt. No loss is more or less painful. There is no such thing as "just a miscarriage". There is no time limit on the pain.
This month, I challenge you to reach out and listen to someone's story. Though it is painful, telling the story of our angel children helps us to remember. It helps us to spread their story so others will know you lived. Tell your story, be heard, and let your angel's story live on.

Pregnancy Complications - Every year in the United States:

875,000 woman experience one or more pregnancy complications

458,952 babies are born to mothers without adequate prenatal care

467,201 babies are born prematurely

307,030 babies are born with Low Birth Weight

154,051 children are born with Birth Defects

27,864 infants die before their first birthday

Share and be aware.