After the trauma of pregnancy loss, still birth, or the death of a baby, parents and family members experience enormous grief and pain. The anticipation and expectation that there was going to be a baby, is followed by emptiness, dreams are shattered and a huge void is left. For parents, grandparents and children who are waiting at home for the arrival of the new baby, it is extremely difficult to contain the unimaginable pain of such a grave loss.
Candles of Hope has created this virtual memory wall called ”In memory of you” – to enable families to perpetuate the memory of their beloved babies. You can create your own personal page and ”light a virtual candle”, to commemorate your baby by writing a text in their memory, thoughts, dreams, a poem or a drawing, or perhaps a photo, whatever feels right to you.
This is our way recognizing the grief experienced by families that go through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or the death of a baby shortly after birth.
We acknowledge your great loss, and offer you this services as a support to you. We know that although you may not mourn for your beloved baby in the same way as you would other family members, you will always cherish their memory. This memory wall and these virtual candles are a small token for you to show that they existed, and they were loved. You may want to show a friend that you are thinking of them by dedicating a page/ candle to their baby.
We chose to create this tool to assist parents and family members in processing their loss and commemorating their baby in an unconventional way, and in a way that allows them to mourn the premature death of their baby and also to cope with the loss.