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The holiday season can be very difficult. When the world around us is entrenched in twinkling lights, parties and nutmeg, those who are missing their child are often wishing it would all be over with before it even starts. Where do we turn and what do we do when the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ becomes the hardest to face? A Memory Grows invites you to join us as we talk about, create and find meaningful ways to honor our children, incorporate them into traditions and make memories during the holiday season.

The bond between a parent and child begins long before birth and is a bond that transcends time and never ends.  The journey of grief and finding a way to navigate the days and nights after the death of a child can be incredibly hard.  There is so much love and no tangible place to direct it.  You are not alone.

We would be honored to join you as you create a legacy and celebrate your child. Connecting with others who understand this journey of love and grief is often one of the most important parts of healing.

The $200 non-refundable cost includes all lodging with beautiful accommodations at the Iron Horse Inn Bed & Breakfast, programming costs(includes all materials for remembrance activities, rituals, and Licensed Professional Counselor) as well as 7 meals. The only thing that is not covered is the cost of whatever the parent/s decide to do during the free night.

Due to a generous grant a large part of the retreat cost is being underwritten.

Please use the Donate button below or send a check for the $200.00 to pay the non-refundable retreat fee after completing your reservation form to hold your spot.

Checks can be mailed to
A Memory Grows
P.O. Box 34282
Fort Worth, TX 76162

Schedule (Subject to change)

Thursday: Arrive anytime after 4:30 –  Introductions, Tour and Dinner at 6:00 – After Dinner Activity

Friday: Breakfast –  Mom/Dad Separate Activity – Lunch – Activity – Dinner – Cookout/S’mores – Painting with Your Heart

Saturday: Breakfast –  Living Memorial Activity –  Lunch – Group Counseling Session focused on Grief and Relationships – Free Night

Sunday:  Breakfast – Closing Group Ritual – Checkout before lunch time

Reservation Form

Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis. We will do all that we can to grant your dates of preference. All areas of information must be filled out completely, we cannot process incomplete applications.

You can also download the blank Reservation Form PDF here to complete and then mail or scan

All of your information will be kept confidential. We look forward to sharing this special time with you!

In a few sentences please share with us why you want to attend A Memory Grows Retreat:

Please list the dates for your first two choices of retreats:

Please share with us the name of your child who has died:

Please share with us a little bit about your child:

Child's Date of Birth:

Child's Date of Death:

Cause of Death:

Parent information of who will be attending retreat

Parent 1 Name (required):


Cell Phone:

Email (required):

Parent 2 Name:


Cell Phone:


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