Last night we met with friends from our support network to watch BC Place glow purple and blue to raise awareness of infant loss. Last year on this day we stayed home and lit our candles for the Global Wave of Light, people around the world shining a light on their babies' hidden lives. This year it was nice to get out and gather with a group, to stand together, each with our own candle, while a huge symbol of support from the community glowed in the distance. Pretty amazing.
This can be such a lonely path to walk. There is so much to manage on one's own, so much that is hidden, so much that is hard to describe and hard to share. Last night, for a few hours, we didn't have to do it alone.