Monday, September 14, 2009

Walk with me?

i don't know how many of you read my blog - sometimes it's like talking out loud in a pitch black room & you don't know if the sound of your words are reaching any farther than the tip of your nose... but here's an invitation if there's anyone out there...
My friend J invited me last year to attend a Walk to Remember - you can see my last years post by clicking here .
The walk was a beautiful release for me - a chance as a mama to see my children's names written & spoken - & to be with others who didn't deem my little ones lives too short - or too insignificant to *count*.
So, here's my invitation - if you are a momma or a daddy who has lost a baby - or an auntie or an uncle who has lost a niece, or a nephew - will you walk with me? Will you share in this dark room a little bit of that little child whose brief life had an impact?
If all you want to write is a name - or a date... that's ok.
Caleb - September 1997 - the story of baby caleb.
Hope - February 2007 - the story of baby hope.
Maybe if we walk together - & allow our grief to be witnessed - there will be a softening towards all the little lives needlessly lost each year through abortion... if that's you - & you've lost a baby through abortion, of course you are invited to walk here with us... Your baby's life counts - as does your grief.
Will anyone walk with me?
Just leave a comment in the comments section...

17 comments:

Melissa said...

Paige -

I want to... not sure if Graeme will, though... I've already been stalking the walk to remember web site. :)

I had started a post yesterday about "why I blog"... never finished it... but I felt the same way - kind of like I'm in a room and talking but not really sure if many are actually listening. :) I know there are a few, though... thanks for being one of them.

I'll know more as the date draws nearer.
Thanks,
M.

deborah said...

I understand about the blog thing...sometimes it keeps me from writing...and other times it's knowing people 'may' be reading that keeps me from writing too.

What a beautiful idea - walk to remember - to celebrate & remember precious little lives!

Anonymous said...

When is this year's "Walk to Remember" -- I haven't heard any details. Probably wouldn't want to drive so far by myself, but I can see the "healing potential" of the walk-- remembering, as in my case, the "unknown"little boy or girl who didn't get a name...

Saskatchewan Cousin

Prvbs31Mama said...

Gabrielle/Gabriel September 1994
My sweet baby died shortly after I found out I was pregnant, then I miscarried a month later. A very much missed baby, but I'm so glad s/he is in the arms of my Heavenly Father.

Courtney said...

Reagen ~ December 05
Jared's Twin. Funny thing is I always wanted twins and dreamed of twins. I would talk to my 'babies' before I knew I was even carrying two.. and in the moment after they showed us Jared's heartbeat they showed us wee Reagen whose heart was no longer beating... I felt like I knew and was so glad I talked to my baby before babe was gone. We found out at our 12 week ultrasound.

Mindy said...

Since I can't come and walk...

Riley Jordan
-Slipped Away January 22, 2007
-Loved and missed, always

Lola said...

I'd love to come. It seems long ago that I miscarried. I didn't grieve until after I had Anna Kate and really understood what I had lost. When is it?

paige said...

Lola - i think that's really common with miscarriages - we're so shocked & there's so much silence surrounding them... & men & women are often so different in their grief that it can isolate even husband from wife... It can take a really long time to get the opportunity to grieve - and how beautiful to come to a place where you feel *gratitude* too... Each little life a gift, even in it's brevity & fragility :)
Here is a link to the walk that's happening in Edmonton... i'd love to see it happen in Calgary too - & all over Canada...
http://www.walktoremember.ca/

Thank you so much for sharing these little names with me. It is a blessing to me... really.

Jen said...

Feels good to write it down...

Brennan van Tol
January 23, 2008
8 months & 8 days

Can't wait to walk!

Colleen Hiebert said...

Can't walk in real but happy to share - auntie to two little nephews waiting for me in heaven. Can't wait to give them hugs.

mamazee said...

i'll be there
Charis Fehler
May 07

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Tristy said...

December 28, 2004
February 14, 2007
July 1, 2007

paige....i so wish i could join you. you know that......if only california was closer to canada.....

I do think of my babes often and on that day i will my own walk to think of them.....and of you and yours....((HUGS)).

Kali said...

Paige, this post gave me the nudge I needed to step into blogging my loss. I have been open about sharing my story for awhile, but it has never been fully released. My hope is that my wrong choice so long ago would not be wasted- and the Lord assured me it wouldn't. So here, I remember with you all:

Shekinah Grace
lost to abortion in Oct'88

His indwelling glory and grace in me.

www.knitsprout.blogspot.com

mamalena said...

I'm glad for you Kali....that you have been able to open this wound and have a little ointment poured in. You are a wonderful Mom and I know that Shakina's brief life, was used by Father to create something beautiful and tender in you.

mamalena said...

Dear Cousin D,

Why not give your baby a sweet name. It might be a little balm for you to be able to refer to your lost baby by name. You don't have to know the gender to name the baby. Just a thought...

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