The Butterfly Awards

The world of Infant loss is one that I never Imagined I would cross over into, why would you? Wouldn’t it almost be like tempting fate? I have learn’t over the last few months though as I have been thrust (with some prior warning) over that boundary and into the realms of graves, grief and empty arms that there are many many people that can not deal with the words “death” and “baby” in the same sentence. They don’t want to talk about it, listen to people about it or accept that in a parallel world it really does happen, and more often than you’d like to think.

Whilst in everyday life it is awkward to talk of infant loss, to talk of bereavement and grief in the world of Infant loss there are several saints – people who will sit for hours and listen, people who make those precious few days with your baby memorable ones, people who make the birth of a sleeping baby just as special as the birth of a screaming, wriggly baby and people that speak out and share their story, raw feelings and emotions of the journey around the world of infant loss.

Did you know that there’s not just these rare people that speak out, assist and love through it but there are also people that recognise it – Jade and Mel have set up “The butterfly awards” to recognise those special people that help the unfortunate ones living in the world of infant loss..shining a light on this awkward subject!

So if you know someone (maybe me?) that has offered such insights and assistance in such a vulnerable and difficult period then click on the image and nominate them.




This is not a sponsored post..I just think its brilliant and not so secretly hope to be nominated! 


  1. April 3, 2015 / 10:22 am

    These awards are a fabulous idea. They give bereaved parents, professionals who work with us a platform we don’t usually receive. Last year’s event (I was honoured to be shortlisted for author/blogger) was beautiful, and very draining too because the scale of loss all the people present had experienced is just so utterly heartbreaking xxx

    • April 8, 2015 / 7:30 am

      Thanks Leigh – I would really like to attend and support such a brilliant thing. I can imagine how heartbreaking it will be too though xx

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