Friday, 15 October 2010

by candle light

Tonight at 7.00pm there will people be going about their evening. Starting dinner, reading bed time stories, pouring a glass of wine or waiting for their friends at the bar. People will be tidying up, washing up, putting out the rubbish or taking the dog for a walk. People will be surfing the web, ironing their shirts, or nervously waiting for their date to arrive.

But at 7.00pm in some houses, in towns and cities all over the world, people will be lighting a candle. Or lots of candles. Today, 15th October, is the day that we light candles to remember all our babies that have died during pregnancy or infancy.

Every day in Australia 6 babies are still born. Every day in Australia many more babies are born early and die or are lost to miscarriage or die in the early days after birth. Every day in Australia people go about their days not knowing how devastating this day has become for someone else.

So on this day, while you go about your evening, perhaps you too could pause to honour these babies by lighting a candle.
xxx

3 comments:

Hazel said...

Oh Rach, I'll light one for sure. Thinking of you and other friends who have lost a baby.

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Our candles were lit. One for Alice too xx

Cindy said...

x to you, your family and Alice