The memorial services are nondenominational, there is usually a song sung, a story, usually a family who has had a loss in the past tells there story and then the families are invited to go and light a candle for their baby. They have a box that you can put notes in to your baby that they put in one of the mass graves. After the service you can go to the grave site - they have 4 graveyards that they use and they rotate through them. They do a graveside ceremony as well but we did not stay for that.
Originally Posted by Sapphire Sunsets
The walk is amazing. They hold it on the government grounds through a beautiful walkway. It is not long, about 2km and they write all the babies names in chalk. It was so hard seeing for most of the walk names on both sides. Before the walk the have booths set up. I received a tulip, there were cards where you could write your story. A lot of the families had t-shirts with their babies names on them. They had bubbles to blow. They had a display with the tiny basinettes that they bring s/b babies in after cleaning them up. Here is the website. Walk to Remember: Raising awareness of pregnancy and baby loss - Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Both days while there are a lot of tears there is a lot of joy also in remembering these little lives.
That is fantastic :) - your husband!!!! I keep close watch on my Kaden....He sleeps next to me, and I am a light sleeper. I normally wake 6 times in a 6 hr period, ck his breathing, movements, even if he looks peaceful..Just worry about the peaceful! I don't know if I'll ever stop worrying!! ......
Originally Posted by mom2robbie