Tomorrow is the international day of hope. Tomorrow is a day in which we break the silence about our babies gone too soon, a day in which we celebrate their lives and their memory… It’s a day dedicated to our babies, a beautiful day.
Since I have to go to work tomorrow, I decided to celebrate this day today. I started creating a few flags during the last few days and it turns out I created quite a few. One for my daughter Sahar, taken from us way too soon on May 7th this year. I also took the time to create a few for the babies that a few friends of mine lost. Two of them live across the world, but are so incredibly present in my life, every single day. Then there’s another special lady that lives about an hour away, who lost her little girl just a few weeks apart from me. Having someone that suffered a loss around the time so close is truly a blessing.
We gathered on this beautiful day to talk about our babies, our loss, how life is treating us in this new normal, and to remember our babies. It was a tremendously healing experience to do so, and I’m happy we did. We lighted a few special butterfly candles, one for each of our babies. There are also a few very special people in this loss community that I dedicated a candle to while we did this, just because of all the love and healing they bring to my heart through all that they do. Thank you. But it didn’t stop there, we also lighted one for every single baby torn from the womb or arms of their mother. Every bereaved mother deserved a special wish for their baby, especially today.
I want to send a special thank you and all my love to one of the leaders in this beautiful community: Carly Marie, the person we owe this day too. Thank you so much Carly for all the work that you do, for creating a space haven where we all feel welcomed and at home, even when you live on the other side of the globe. Even from there, your love is felt. Your work touches so many hearts, changes so many lives, and brings healing to so many souls. There are no words. All I can say is thank you.