Frugal Foodie Mama: October is Not Just All Pink Ribbons...

Monday, October 1, 2012

October is Not Just All Pink Ribbons...

I know this month will be awash in pink ribbons.  The NFL will sport their signature pink gloves and cleats.  Pink foil tops will adorn your morning yogurt cups.  Your morning national news shows will showcase several stories of courage, survival, and perseverance in the face of breast cancer.

What many people will not notice will be the tiny baby blue and pink ribbons grief stricken mothers will be wearing, maybe even displaying on their Facebook pages if they have even dared to speak of their losses to others yet...
No one wants to talk about pregnancy loss.  Or little babies who only shared a few short moments on this earth with us.
It is taboo.  It is not appropriate.  It makes people uncomfortable.

But the month of October also belongs to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness.  
Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know why this cause is so near and dear to me. 
For those of you new to my little space here in the blogosphere, I am the mother to two sweet angels in addition to my son and daughter who share this life with me here and now.
I lost two babies, both in my first trimesters almost exactly one year to the date apart.  
They were a part of me.  They were real.  They were here.  And now they are gone.
But the imprint they made on my heart is not.
The grief still is not...

I am not trying to make this a competition between the causes.  Breast Cancer Awareness is also a cause near to my heart.  I have a grandmother that I have never met because of cancer.  
I am just asking that during our pink hued good heartedness this month that we not forget the brokenhearted parents who had to let go of their sweet babies too soon...

Throughout the month of October I will be doing my small part on my blog to try and raise more awareness for Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL).  I will be sharing my stories.  I will be featuring a few guest posts from some of my close friends who need their stories heard.  And there will be a few giveaways from some lovely sponsors for beautiful PAIL mementos.  I ask that you all join me this month in raising awareness. <3

If you have a story that you would like to share on my blog or a pregnancy/infant loss organization that you would like my readers to know more about, please do not hesitate to email me at thefrugalfoodiemama{@}