I feel so very fortunate to live in a time where so many of us are working together to break down the walls of society that keep the death of babies and children of any age or gestation a hush-hush subject. So many people view the death of a baby as just a sad thing that happened, and even worse, they don’t want to talk about it. These babies that die are not sad things that happen. They are human beings and much-loved and wanted sons and daughters, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandsons and granddaughters.
August 19th is about coming together as a whole community to openly speak about these children and celebrating their short lives. Each year thousands of people around the globe take part in The Day Of Hope by hanging up prayer flags in honour of their babies and children that have died. Many people also share our Prayer Flag awareness images on facebook, instagram, twitter and other social networks. These images can be found through my albums in the links below. 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! You can use the hashtag #august19thdayofhope
May this day be not only a day of healing for you but a day to grow and learn more about your own grief.