Angel of Hope ceremony is tonight

To the editor:

We are seasoned bereaved parents. We belong to a “club” that nobody wants to be a part of. It’s been 16 years since our daughter Lindsay died. Life is good again, but we always love hearing our children’s names spoken because it means that they are remembered.

We hold a candlelight service each Dec 6 (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at the Adirondack Angel of Hope, located at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake to remember children who have died. It is tradition to lay a white flower.

It’s a time where we stop and say their names, not to remember their death but to remember their lives. Seeing others who have lost a child (regardless of age) and those who come to support just by being present brings a sense of love, comfort, solace.

If you have lost a child, or a sibling, a grandchild, regardless of when, how or their age, we invite you to come. It’s a safe place to be among others who know.

You can add a name to the scroll when you arrive or even say their name yourself.

It may just help you to heal …

With hope in our hearts,

Deb and Doug Jerdo

Saranac Lake

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