It is so easy to stay within our comfort zones in life, to do familiar things, safe things, happy things. But sometimes we are forced into difficult situations, sometimes bad things happen to us, to our friends, to others in our community.
One of the worst things is when people lose their babies. Since having Dessi I have become more conscious of this. Towards the end of the pregnancy, due to Dessi's lack progress and late arrival I was having regular scans. In the end I chose induction as the risk to continue pregnancy seemed a bit high for comfort. We were the lucky ones.
Some are not so lucky, and what can you say or do for someone that has for months grown a baby, suffered the morning sickness, the growing belly, the dreams of what life with a baby will be like… only to have that taken away. I cannot answer that question at all.
But there is an charity aiming to do the next best thing, to offer these families an opportunity to have their baby photographed by professional photos, to have quality memories of one of the most precious times of their lives.
Remember My Baby celebrates their one year birthday today, they had 126 photographers at the last count who have undertaken almost 100 sessions, 100 families have received free professional photos of their baby. Whilst this in no way will take away any of the pain it will hopefully help them to remember their baby.
So it is with great pride, I've been accepted to volunteer with RMB. The first session will be hard, as will the ones after that, but that pales into insignificance to what these families are going through.