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Candle Light Ceremony

A few Sunday's back it was a big day for Taylor and I. Mamie was honored at church for All Saint's Day along with the other people who have passed away this year. We were invited to the front of the church to light a candle for her. It was very special. That night St. Vincent's put on their annual candle light service for all the babies lost. We had tons of friends and family come and support us. The service was beautiful with songs of hope as well as a mom who told her story of her loss. I was so amazed by her strength. I hope one day I can do the same. After Carolyn finished speaking they began naming off the babies that have died this year along with later years. When Lynette began the month of June my heart began to pound. We walked to the front to light a candle for Mamie. I felt like I was about to fall to the floor. I never imagined we would be there lighting a candle for our precious baby. She is supposed to be here with us. Taylor and I then walked to the Christmas tree to select an ornament from the tree. We decided on a heart shaped frame. It will be perfect to put her picture in for our tree. The whole night was very emotional. I couldn't believe how many names were called. Amanda was so sweet to take some pictures for me. You know me I have to have everything documented.I want to thank Lynette and St. Vincent's for such a special night. I also want to thank everyone who could be there to support us.- Sarah


  1. Sarah! I am always amazed by your strength during such emotional times! I know Mamie is sooo proud of her Mama!!!!!

  2. Sarah,

    You're so brave! Mamie is lucky to have you as her mama.

  3. what a beautiful night! I so wish we could have been there. I hope to see you soon. You are CONSTANTLY on my mind! I love you!


  4. Sarah I just came across your blog. Beautifully written...I think we are both in the Portland area?! Unless there is more than 1 St. V' are incredibly inspiring it is an honor to have insight to your courage. Un-ending blessings to you - Love, Aleisha @


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