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In response to  COVID-19, we have had to postpone our March Older Child Loss Retreat.  We will change the date and post on Facebook when we are able to schedule it again.  Please feel free to contact us at Info@amemorygrows.org if you have any questions.

After a child dies it seems that time has stopped and yet the world keeps on moving. Our hearts break and our minds race and yet no one can see or feel that which is happening inside of us. We all grieve differently and sometimes the ways that we grieve are misunderstood by others and even by ourselves. This is why it is so important to find others who are walking a similar path who can truly relate to what we are thinking and feeling.

This Older Child Loss Retreat will connect parents who have experienced similar losses. In the time shared during the retreats our children are celebrated and the relationship that we continue to share with them is nourished. Time is also intentionally set aside for rest, relaxation and reflection.

Parents are free to choose as many activities to participate in or as few. We understand that sometimes the time away is simply what is needed. A Licensed Professional Counselor will be leading a group session on grief that is highly encouraged for all parents to participate in.

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 (plus $5.00 processing fee) 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 after 3:00 –  Introductions, Tour and Dinner at 6:00 – After Dinner Activity

Friday: Breakfast –  Mom/Dad Separate Activity – Lunch – Optional Activities that will be prescheduled – Dinner – Cookout/Smores – After Dinner Activity

Saturday: Breakfast –  Painting with your Heart 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 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):

    Address:

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    Parent 2 Name:

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