Saving Memories One Footprint At A Time
Perinatal/Infant Bereavement Support Services Sponsored by Wolfson Children’s Hospital
This gathering is a parent support group for families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death. Discussions include crisis intervention, parent-to-parent outreach, education, and comfort. If your loss occurred at Baptist Medical Center, you will automatically be placed on our mailing list for one year to receive a reminder for support group dates and times. If your loss occurred at another facility and you would like to be placed on our mailing list, please leave a message for Chaplain Linda Rosengren with Pastoral Care at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
The support group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00 to 8:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church. The address is 4171 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, 32207 (approx. 2 miles south of San Marco Square).
“It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel… GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.” ~ GriefShare website
“SIDS America offers an array of services and support to families who have suffered the death of a baby to SIDS, but the core of what we do on a daily basis to bring hope, help, and healing to as many families as possible across the United States.” At time of posting, no local chapters in Jacksonville. ~ SIDS America website
“Grief Watch was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. GriefWatch also has an online store with multiple recourse which include books and remembrance items." ~ GriefWatch website
Each item is handmade in Jacksonville Beach. Each wooden cross or heart can be inscribed with names, dates, scriptures, or wording you choose. The Carry Cross® is a product of God's love and inspiration and serves as a constant reminder that God has a mission for each and every one of us. It helps us to remember that his Son, Jesus Christ, died, so that we may have eternal life. The Carry Cross® was designed to be carried comfortably in your hand. It easily fits into your pocket or purse as you go about your daily life. At night, when you are ready to retire, place your Carry Cross® in its handcrafted case at your bedside. We encourage you to have one inscribed with your favorite verse and personalized with your name. The Carry Heart is hand-crafted and shaped to fit ergonomically into the palm of your hand. There are no stains or varnishes used. As you hold it, your cares and worries will fade away.The Carry Heart is available in all wood types either plain or with writing.
Remembrance jewelry can be comforting item. There are many companies and businesses that make custom made jewelry. The pieces can range from stamped tin and clay to fine gems and precious metals. Below are some links to stores friends of Margaret’s Memories have used: