Fallen petals of the magnolia flowers represents the hurt in our hearts when our babies never made it home from the hospital. What a waste. But In the bigger scale of things, these petals delay and compost, and provide the much needed nutrients for the tree.
August 19th – Day of Hope
Sunday August 19th 2012 marks the 4th anniversary of the founding of Christian’s Beach. Since that day we have remembered over 15,700 babies and children down on the shore of Mullaloo Beach Western Australia. We wanted to mark this anniversary of Christian’s Legacy beginning by doing something special. 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.
August 19th 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.
By having this special day once a year we get people speaking about pregnancy, infant and child loss. And by doing this we break those walls down so that people are not afraid to speak about these children anymore.
If you would like to show your support to this day please use one of our awareness images that can be found through my albums page on facebook You can use the images on your own blog or website. Please feel welcome to post one of our awareness images as your profile picture on your favourite social media website!
With much love and blessings to you all!