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Wear a Star

Created by The [R] Project, a Christian non-profit group that helps give hope to parents and families that have experienced the loss of a child, "Wear a Star" Day memorializes the "'little stars' in heaven." These "little stars" are children who died at a young age, as well as stillborn children and children of miscarriages. Stars are worn today in order to spread hope. It doesn't matter whether people wear them on shirts, necklaces, stickers, or buttons, or in some other way, as long as they are wearing them so that people will notice them and ask why they are being worn. When people ask what the star means, wearers are to answer that "it's in honor of a 'little star.'"

Why did I choose this topic today? I mean it's Easter Sunday shouldn't we be celebrating instead. Perhaps but today I needed to talk about Matthew a grandson I only saw once. He would have been the oldest of my grandchildren at 24. But his life was not to be, we were not able to save him. He was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his throat. My daughter never recovered from his loss to this day she protects her children so well that the only friends they make are from school. I don't think either of the young ones has ever been outside without an adult with them. I know why she is so overprotective and it saddens me. I think we would have been able to save him if I had not allowed her to miss her last check-up with the doctor. It weighs heavy on me sometimes. A moment of silence, please...



Observe the day by wearing a star, whether it be a sticker, a shirt with a star, or something else. Wear it in such a way as to elicit questions from others about it. When others ask, let them know it is an honor of children that have passed away at a young age, and are now "little stars." This day holds special poignancy for those who have lost a child or are close to someone who lost a child, but anyone may observe the day. You can find out more about The [R] Project, the group behind the day, by visiting their website or Facebook page.

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