October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS AWARENESS MONTH. Please join with me in raising awareness for this life-changing experience.

October is a time to…

Remember the children that have died.

Celebrate their lives and how they live on in our hearts.

Break down the taboos around this type of loss.

Give needed support to families.

Honor bereaved mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, extended family and friends.


At this very special time of year, Wanted Chosen Planned (and my book and film: Expecting Sunshine) will have a butterfly takeover! This takeover is to help remember, celebrate and spark conversation.


If you are to Google “butterfly symbolism” this is what will come up:

Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.


To me, butterflies symbolize transformation and hope. Life after the loss of a child is a “new normal” and can feel pretty horrible before we are able to experience deep joy and hope again. It is almost October 14, one day before International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15. October 14 is special for my family and I because it was the day – seven years ago – that Zachary, my second born, entered and left this physical world. This is a heavy season for me, but also a time where I do reflect on the joy I have discovered on this journey – and the hope that I now feel.


Below are some graphics that will be shared this month – and watch out for more!

Please feel free to click on these graphics, save them, and share them! Also, share your own butterfly image as well! Use this hashtag on twitter and instagram, and other places:










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