October 15 is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This was formally recognised in NSW last year, and is gaining momentum world wide.
There are a number of events around Sydney (and the world) bringing attention to this day, however, I will be unable to attend one I had hoped to due to another important appointment. But I wanted to do something to recognise the Wave of Light phenomenon that occurs on this day.
Wave of light starts at 7pm in your local time zone and runs for one hour. You are asked to light a candle and let it burn for one hour. As the time zones move along, there will be a continual 24 hours of candle light around the world, shining in memory of all babies and children who have returned to the spirit world.
I am inviting any Sydney siders who would like to participate in Wave of Light with others, to join me at Lardelli Park, Putney Hill (Charles Street, Putney), with a candle (in a hurricane glass if you have one), and surround Avery’s Tree with a wave of candlelight.
The candles will be lit at 7pm and will burn for an hour. Bring blankets, thermoses of coffee or hot chocolate, photos, poems, prayers… whatever you want to remember your own babies, friend’s babies… family babies gone. Join me and let us remember together.