Trigger warning: Infant Loss & Mental Health
I know a lot of people who love Autumn – they’re excited for Halloween, seasonal hot drinks, fireworks and leaves that look like a sunset exploded.
They can’t wait to invest in their chunky knit jumpers, brown and burgundy tone nail polishes, and to experiment with all the seasons colours.
I love the leaves as they change and fall, the fashion & beauty colours and the excitement of children that know Christmas is around the corner.
October is the month my young King was born – my rainbow baby. The month when I became a mum of two and experienced postnatal depression after a traumatic induction and very hard pregnancy.
October is the month my unborn angel baby grew it’s very small wings without anyone realising.
October is the month my younger brother was born and the month he died, only 8 days later.
October is the month that Infant Loss Awareness Week is held, from 9th to 15th October, and the month when the Wave of Light is held to remember those losses.
October is the month before my birthday, the month I decide to find out if I have any friends to plan something for my birthday or let my intrusive thoughts take that option away from me.
October is pumpkins, cinnamon, hot chocolate, stewed meats, crushed leaves, cool mornings, dark evenings and hard to wake up mornings.
What does October mean to you?
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