On July 5,2011 my husband and I said hello and goodbye to our beautiful son Marcus Alan Johnson Jr. In medieval times, alchemists sought the legendary substance known as the "philosopher's stone" said to be capable of turning lead into gold or silver. The alchemists also saw their work as a metaphor for the inner process of changing consciousness. Our grief has changed us. We are learning how to live again with a piece of our hearts missing.
Monday, October 17, 2011
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
MYTH: A parent who has lost a baby wants to forget it ever happened and move on with their life.
TRUTH: In the words of Elizabeth Edwards, "If you know someone who has lost a child...and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, you're not reminding them. They didn't forget they died. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift."
October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (and Oct is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month). Everyone is invited to light a candle tonight at 7 pm in all time zones, all over the world.
If everyone lights a candle at 7 pm and keeps it burning for at least 1hr, there will be a continuous WAVE OF LIGHT over the entire world to remember our little boy Marcus and all the babies gone too soon.