There is a miscarriage/pregnancy loss message board that I post on occasionally. The posters consist of mostly women experiencing miscarriage, but there is also a stunning number of women who have experienced late-term or infant loss.
A very sweet woman named Lara started posting on this board a couple of weeks ago after she lost her beautiful son Caleb when he was born at 19 weeks. She and her husband went on vacation, and this morning on our board she posted a link to a set of photos. These photos included this:
She also took these pictures for several other mothers who have experienced losses like ours. I was so moved by it that I cry every time I look at it. Here Lara is, grieving her own devastating loss, and she remembered and took the time to honor our babies as well. One of my biggest fears is that eventually Jillian will be forgotten, and to have her remembered this way fills me with so much happiness that I can’t describe it. This picture means the world to me.
Thank you, Lara. I treasure this more than you know.