Wednesday, October 14, 2009

High School Reunions & Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

It's been quite some time since I last posted on here... I have let time get away. I have had a few different people mention that I have not had any recent posts... so I needed to get on here and stop procrastinating.
We have done alot, and nothing all at the same time lately. Most of our time has been spent working alot, extra shifts...especially Taylor. Sometimes he works too much.
We have been to Hattiesburg, Ms to see family, been to the Mississippi Coast...and Taylor went to New Orleans for the first game of the season of the Saints. He had a blast thanks to my cousin Chad and my Uncle Virgil... I'm still surprised they all made it home in one piece.
After that trip we were at home a few weeks until this past weekend.
We went to Brookhaven for my 20th Class Reunion... okay, I know that I just told off on how old I am... but who cares. We had a good time (at least I did), and I was told how awesome a wife I am by some of the guys I went to school with because I told Taylor to leave and go to my parents to watch the second half of the LSU vs Florida game. Too bad LSU couldn't win it.
We also got to see Grayson's memorial stone this weekend. It came in this past week and it looks great. Thanks to Brookhaven Monument for doing such a great job and for being such great people. They did everything they could to get it there for us by this weekend, and I appreciate that so much. I will post pictures soon. It is very similar to Kinsey's with a few personal changes for Gray.
Grayson also got more mail! I will definitely be putting a post on this weekend about all the mail he has received in his P.O. Box. It has been so great, thanks to all of you.
Tomorrow is a big day for us that not alot of people even know about. It is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. October 15th. A day to remember our children. I encourage all of you to wear something Blue or Pink tomorrow for the day. I keep a pink and blue ribbon on my work badge all the time...and it will have even more of a special meaning tomorrow.
Thank you all for your recent comments... they still mean so much to us. I know that most people have gone back to their normal lives with their families and children... but just remember that there are some of us who can't do that. This is our life now, only memories of the past.
If you can, Please light a candle tomorrow night during the 7 o'clock hour. It represents our children that are no longer with us. They will be watching from above, and they need to see as many candles lit as possible.

International Wave of Light
The International Wave of Light sees participants participating from around the world starting at 1900 hours on October 15 in all time zones.
Participants begin lighting their candles at 1900 hours and burn their candle for a period of at least one hour. The Result is a continuous chain of light spanning the globe for a 24 hour period in honor and remembrance of the children who pass away during pregnancy and shortly after birth.
Candles can be lighted individually or in groups, in your home or in a community setting. Wherever you are, you will be joining an international wave of light in memory of all the children who have passed away during pregnancy and shortly after birth.



Anonymous said...

thank you for posting the information about the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I just lost my 2nd baby due to an ectopic pregnancy, they just removed the baby and my tube yesterday in emergency surgery

Shannon Ryan said...

Thanks for the update Kristi...I think of you and your sweet family often.

Mindy said...

So glad you posted. I've been wondering about you guys.

You are in my prayers. I will light a candle tomorrow evening.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting about the Infant lose day our family just lost a little last month I will light a candle for all of the babies in Heaven. God Fill your cup.

Anonymous said...

HeyKristi< I read about today so I have already lite our 2 candles for our babies.I pray for you and Taylor everyday. I know that we will always miss our angels but we know where they are.It helps knowing that they are looking over us in heaven. Know that we love you two and we'll always have Kinsey and Grayson in our minds and hearts. Never forget them!!!! Love Mama & Daddy

Emily said...

I just found your blog this evening. Right now I literally have tears running down my face. You and your husband are so strong. I am 5 months pregnant and do not know what I would do if I lost my child. I am so sorry for the loss of both of your beautiful babies. You are in my prayers.

KathyL said...

I found this today, and I knew you would love it as much as I did. God bless you all...

Brookeanne said...

You guys are on my mind all the time. Thank you for updating. Hope your heart is continuing to heal!

All my best,

Anonymous said...

I cannot remember how I first found your blog-through someone else's I'm sure. I've followed it since shortly before Grayson was born. I cannot imagine what you have gone through but have kept you in my thoughts and prayers. We were at my oldest son's soccer game on Saturday and I looked up and saw a butterfly and thought of your sweet Kinsey. We had talked about naming a girl Kinsey but ended up with 4 boys (and ironically had also talked about naming one of them Grayson). Know that your sweet babies are not forgotten and are thought of often-even by strangers in the blog world.

Kyla in Texas

AnnMarie & Nick said...

So glad to see you have updated, thinking and praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for peace for you and your family.

Heidi said...

Look up she is an author who has herself buried two of her babies and has written well known books on this. One book is called Hope. She does speaking engagements and can be contacted. I found her through another blog site by

The Wandering Brain // Tracy Lucas said...

Thanks for the updates -- still thinking about you guys all the time. Much love from TN.

Brookeanne said...

Indiana is covered in Ladybugs... I, of course thought of Ms. Kinsey and her making her mark on the world. Hoping for an update on how you both are. Still thinking and praying for you daily!