In October, I bravely left my family for the first time, and traveled to Baltimore (about 3.5 hours away) for 4 days to attend the 2012 International Conference on SIDS, Stillbirth, and Infant Survival. One of the organizations that I serve on the Board of Directors for, The Star Legacy Foundation (www.starlegacyfoundation.org), was part of the conference. It was so inspiring to go and meet these interenational researchers and doctors who are making such amazing strides in all the different aspects of the various preventable causes of stillbirth. I also met some amazing parents, who, like me, are trying to make a difference in their own small way.
At the Remembrance Ceremony Friday night, I even had one parent and grandparent recognize me from this blog. I was a little concerned because sometimes, I can be very honest, blunt, and uncensored with my feelings. But she explained to me that it was helpful for her to read those parts and it helped her find ways to help her own daughter as she was hurting.