Annual Remembrance Gathering
There is beauty in the gathering together of similarly broken hearts. It is a salve, this time of remembrance. There is poetry in the ritual. And it is time, once again, to devote a short, sweet evening to the children cradled within our hearts.
On Saturday, October 15, Sweet Pea Project will hold their 13th Annual Remembrance Gathering in observance of National Remembrance Day for babies who have died during pregnancy or infancy. As the sun slowly sets, the stream will be filled with candles and lined with flowers, the wind will be filled with music, and broken hearts will be filled with love, a longing for things to be different, always, and a feeling that though their baby isn’t here in their arms, they are never fully gone.
Because we know first hand how very fragile and precious life is, we understand that the health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance. For that reason, we will be offering both an in person and a virtual way to participate in this year's gathering, so that each family can choose for themselves what is best for them.
We will once again gather at the park to read each child's name aloud. Together we will float candles down the flower-lined stream, illuminating the waters with the love that forever flows between them and their children. Bobbi Carmitchell and Ashley McFalls will once again be providing musical accompaniment as each child’s name is read.
Lititz Springs Park is located at 18 North Broad St in Lititz. Guests should arrive at the park between 5:30-6 to ensure enough time to personalize their candles. Names will be read aloud as the sun sets, around 6:15pm.
As always, donations are never required but are always welcomed as we strive to provide unique and meaningful events for the families in our community.
This event is free, but registration is required. Please register your family at https://sppremember.wufoo.com/forms/zpub0x10y1wd28/
Please contact Nicole@sweetpeaproject.org with any questions.