Information about Candlelighting Services~Memorial Tree~
Support for the Holidays and Healing
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Julie Franklin's 2007 Memorial Tree Story and
Past Memorial Tree - PDF
2008's Memorial Tree and Candlelighting Theme: "Forever in our Hearts"
Ornaments..Angels, Hearts, Whatever You Wish
SHARE Atlanta's annual Women's Candlelighting is November 19 at 7 pm at Marcia's home. Moms, grandmoms, sisters, and girl friends come together to remember and honor our precious babies. We are safe to talk about our thoughts with other moms who understand all that is shared. Before the program, we will have time to chat as we munch on some finger foods and share memories while looking at mementos on our memento table.
Our candlelighting program gives each of us some time "alone" with our precious babies. Then, we are together as those who wish light their memorial candle. Through the years, moms have spent much time searching for a special candle holder in memory of their baby. If you do not have one, and would like to light a candle, we will have some at the gathering.
This year, we will be decorating our annual memorial tree for Cobb Hospital’s room that is for families whose baby has died before or shortly after birth. Coretta will be taking our tree to Cobb. Many parents buy an ornament for our tree and one for a keepsake. Names and dates may be on your ornament. The ornament is your choice—one that reflects your love for your baby. This is an optional activity.
We hope you will join us. We come together to find comfort and support. Moms will join us who have just experienced their loss. Others come to remember and offer support to those more newly bereaved. All come to share the love they have for their precious baby.
Please know that we are thinking of you during this season. You can find support for coping at this link:
Holidays, Anniversaries, and Due Dates
SA's Mini-Newsletters Covering Our Activities (Mother's Day Celebration, MODS, CBRS, 5Bs Gathering and Outreach) Spring, Summer and Fall of 2008
Healing happens as we embrace our grief and find different coping ideas that work for us. Reaching out to one another at meetings, on the forum, and at our events can provide hope. Many of our members become friends and visit together at other times.
The love stays...forever in our hearts.
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