BERLIN -- While Mother’s Day is usually a time to give thanks for family bonds, it can also be a “bittersweet” holiday for those who have lost children, according to Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center (SGPC) representative Mari Quillen.
Consequently, the SGPC will be having a “Remembering Our Babies” candle lighting ceremony the week before Mother’s Day.
“Mother’s Day is not always the happiest holiday for some moms,” said
Quillen. “We just want to give parents an opportunity to remember their
The vigil is for anyone who has lost an infant through a miscarriage,
stillbirth or any loss of a child shortly after birth. Miscarriage
especially is often underrepresented, said Quillen, explaining that many
people do not understand exactly how traumatic the experience can be.