Saturday, October 13, 2012
This meme helps you to remember what you did on the weekend of 14 October Gattina.
Baby loss awareness week is a time to remember our angel babies, and support each other. This is a "private club" of us parents who have felt the pain of losing a child.
Today, grandparents, parents and siblings came to join in our *BALLOON RELEASE* . We are strangers, but we are united as Sarah read in the poem, we are united by our angels. We met at the MT Eden Domain, down the hill from Mt Eden volcano. We were at the band stand and the weather threatened to pelt us with rain. But she held out for us and when we released the balloon in the middle of the field, the weather was fine. Then as I started the car, little droplets fell. As though our angels in heaven are saying their farewell to us. Then it poured.
Most of us have a long way to go. All the way from Manukau in South Auckland. The release was planned at Mt Wellington in the south, and I didn't plan to go, the weather bomb interrupted plan A. So it was plan B, Mt Eden, much nearer to me. I got to meet in person, Sarah, Annie and Katherine and many other parents and grandmas and grandpas.
It was an emotionally charged day. There was hardly a dry eye.
For the Save the World Meme, this post is asking the rest of the world who are lucky not to have lost a baby to respect the feelings of bereaved parents and grand parents. To them, their lost is very real. Respect is the key.