Remembrance of Life


It's a loss too many families have faced, losing a baby that didn't survive pregnancy.

It's that very reason a small crowd of families came together at Turner Park September, 22nd. Each family knows the loss of a child.

"It's not something that you move on from, it's something you move on with. And today you take the time to remember those that aren't with us," said David Diehl, father.

Diehl and his wife lost their daughter Grace in 2012.

"The message is that we will always love her, and always will. And she carries on forever in our hearts and our minds," said Diehl.

For Joanna Webster and her family, they lost their son Benjamin Michael in 2011.

"It just allows you to celebrate their life because they are not there to celebrate their own birthdays with you, even though you can remember them," said Webster.

During the Remembrance of Life event, staff from the Methodist Hospital read the names of every child lost aloud.

Each person listening holding tight to a white balloon. On the end of the string holding the balloon was a message card. Each family was able to write a message to their loved one. Then at the end, everyone released their balloons into the air.

"There are so many families that have lost so many babies and it just touches your heart," said Webster.

The sight of the balloons in the sky reminds each family their child will never be forgotten.

This is 13th year Methodist Hospital and the Pastoral Services Department put together the Remembrance of Life event.


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