On August 19, 2008, Australian pregnancy and child loss advocate Carly Marie started an informal tradition of writing her son's name in the sand at Mullaloo Beach Western Australia. Since then, Carly's project has grown to an on-line support network, and three International holidays, including Day of Hope in honor of her first private beach ceremony for her son Christian.
Carly and her partners have gone on to create a line of cards and an active Facebook community helping to raise awareness of all types of pregnancy and child loss. This year, they've provided a series of beautiful remembrance photographs for you to share on Facebook. There is one for everyone. Browse through their galleries and find one that fits your personal experience best.
You can also share your story at the CarlyMarie ProjectHeal home page.
There is also an opportunity for bereaved parents to share their thoughts and quotes about child death as part of a submission contest for the Loss for Words card line. The card line is accepting submissions until August 27th, and each person can only submit one. If you're interested, follow the link above.
Carly is also responsible for International Bereaved Mothers' Day and International Bereaved Fathers' Day, which I will bring you more information about when they come around.
Will you be participating in Day of Hope?
Photo Courtesy of Carly Marie