Friday, 17 August 2012

Clara: August 19th Day of Hope

I just wanted to share an event that I took part in last year and will be again this year. It is set up by CarlyMarie Project Heal. She is the lady who writes the names of children on the beach in Australia in memory of her son Christian. I know that many bereaved parents have had their children's names written there.

Sunday August 19th 2012 marks the 4th anniversary of the founding of Christian’s Beach. Since that day  over 15,700 babies and children have been remembered here, including my girls.

August 19th is about honouring and remembering the lives of babies and children that could not stay with us. By doing this we are speaking out about the death of babies and children.

It is a day to break down the walls of society that keep pregnancy, infant and child loss a hush hush subject. People view the death of a baby as just a sad thing that happened. These babies that die are not sad things that happen. They are people, much loved and wanted children. They are brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandsons and granddaughters.

August 19th is about openly speaking about these children and celebrating their short lives.

You can find out more above the event here and if you would like to show your support to this day, you can use one of the awareness images that can be found on CarlyMarie's Facebook page. I have used the picture below as my profile picture on Facebook. My family are also going to put the relevant pictures on their Facebook pages on Sunday.

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