Friday, December 4, 2009

Angels and Faith

On December 6th, Ryan and I are going up to Perham to attend a candlelight ceremony at the Angel of Hope Park.  It is a beautiful park dedicated to honor children who left us too soon and it is a way to remember their lives.  There are memorial bricks that are placed around the base of the Angel of Hope statue with each of their names and a little message.  There are walkways that go in a circle around the angel with beautiful quotes about children. The statue and surrounding area is intended to be a place of peace and healing for all bereaved parents.

Next week, we will be going to Faith's Lodge in Wisconsin.  We are looking forward to spending time with other families who have lost their little babies too, learn from their experiences and share our own. Faith's Lodge is a retreat for parents to reflect on the past, find renewed strength and helps to build hope.  There are various activities, group discussions and ways to share and remember our little girl's story.  We are planning to stay for four days to fully take in everything that Faith's Lodge has to offer. Faith's Lodge provides a peaceful escape for families to refresh spirits while spending time with others who understand what they are experiencing (  I think this place is going to be really special for Ryan and I, especially now as the holidays are approaching.

And finally, we are getting things together for our next board meeting that is scheduled for December 15th.  We have many exciting things that are happening that we can't wait to share with the board members.  It is amazing the faith that we are feeling from people who believe that we can really help other babies and families.  There really are angels all around us.


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