Many hours late writing about my Wave of Light 2016 experience.
As many of you know,I was shortlisted for a Butterfly Award. The ceremony took place yesterday (15/10/16). As part of the evening’s programme, there was a Wave of Light included. With a slide show of all our baby’s names together.
It was truly stunning.
So many,incredibly inspirational people in the room.
It felt an honour to be there.
I didn’t take an award home,but what I did take away is the need to raise awareness for baby loss in particular neonatal and post-neonatal in and around my area.
Neonatal (and post neonatal) awareness(I’m not alone in my thoughts), seems to be the lesser known,this makes families feel less important, less connected to the rest of the community.
They mattered too.
So many winners from UK areas, which make it very obvious where the support is lacking.
Don’t get me wrong, there are/were some amazing charities, organisations who offer the support.
It shouldn’t be a postcode, or a draw to where the best face to face services are.
Care should not be different from one town to another.
So rather than give up,I’m going to work harder, to ensure the babies who lived,even for a matter of days, aren’t the bottom of the list.
Their lives,their memories matter. .
Yes I may have had 100 pictures of her,cuddled her a handful of times, she still died.
She may have breathed for 5 weeks but she still died.
I want to make a difference.
(Taken by committee members of my children’s majorette troupe, love it).