Just a quick update to link you all to our story in the newspaper today:
The story they ran deals with our story as well as the efforts of my students in organizing a candlelight vigil for this Thursday, the 15th, which is a national day of rememberance for families who have lost children in infancy or pregnancy.
I'm not smiling in the picture.....
The days of a simple "pose for the camera" moment are gone for now. I know one day they will return, but happines can not be forced....it has to come. And I have been able to have happy moments...don't get me wrong. I have laughed out loud several times. I won't not allow myself doses of happiness....they just have to come...not be forced. I hope this makes sense....it's past midnight (so says my clock......Blogger's clock is off), and I'm waiting for my ambien to kick in.
Anyway, check out the story. They put it together really well. I'm so proud of my students and the time and effort they put into the vigil and getting the word out about SIDS.
I'm supposed to speak at the vigil Thursday night, but I still don't quite know what I will say. I think I'm afraid to think about it because I know it will be emotionally draining on me....but I have to do it before Thursday, so I guess I'll just have to face it. Tomorrow possibly.
The vigil is open to the public and is being held in honor of families who have experienced infant or pregnancy loss. Please come and support these families. If you and your family have been directly affected, please come; this is in honor of you and your loss.
Where: Ayden-Grifton High School - Arboretum