A Memory Grows is pleased to announce that the Wave of Light will be held in-person this year at the beautiful Pavilion #1 in Trinity Park located in Fort Worth, Texas. We are thrilled to once again be partnering with Team Mercy, Holy Sews and M.E.N.D. to offer this night of community and support. *M.E.N.D. will also be hosting a Wave of Light Ceremony at The Garden of Hope in Irving, Texas. More information will be posted about that site at a later time.*
Please bring your own candle that is enclosed in glass to place on the stage as we speak our children’s names and allow their light to shine. You can bring one candle per family or multiple candles, whatever you choose. This event is open to all ages and all parents, siblings, family members and friends. You can bring your own lawn chair to sit in or a blanket to sit comfortably on the lawn.
This event is free to attend but we ask that you register below so we can plan accordingly!
The International Wave of Light
The International Wave of Light is an annual event that takes place on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, October 15. Candles are lit around the world in all time zones at 7:00pm and they remain lit for exactly 1 hour. As the candles are extinguished at 8:00pm the next time zone is lighting their candles and the wave of light continues as a symbol of the light and love of our children filling the world. Parents, family and friends are encouraged to light candles in memory of their children. One of the most meaningful gifts that a loss parent can receive is knowing that their child is being remembered. This simple gesture touches their heart and assures them that they are not alone.
DFW is home to several unique organizations that exist to offer presence, comfort, hope and companionship on the journey of grief to parents and families who are grieving the death of their child. Please click the links below for more information on each of these organizations.
Team Mercy – www.teammercy.org
A Memory Grows – www.amemorygrows.org
MEND – www.mend.org
Holy Sews – www.holysews.org
Tenley’s Tiny Touch – www.facebook.com/tenleystinytouch
One Wing Foundation – www.onewingfoundation.org
Hope Mommies – www.hopemommies.org
Rhett Sullivan Foundation – www.rhettsullivan.org
Gathering Hope – www.gatheringhope.net
Scared Sidless – www.scaredsidless.com