Last night was the second Angel Ornament Celebration. We had a great turn out. The palliative care team hosted the event up at the hospital, sMiles for Sammy brought dinner and we brought all the craft supplies to make the special ornaments. I love to hear all of the families share their memories and wonderful stories of the children that have passed. It is such a humbling event and I always leave with a full heart. I’m so glad that we were able to start this event last year and that it was so well received. The hospital and sMiles for Sammy are both committed to helping us make this an annual event and to reach out to more and more families each year.
Most of the families that attended last year were not there last night. I was able to meet a lot of new families though and hear their stories. Last year we said we were going to be sure to bring name tags this year- and of course, we forgot. Next year we will bring name tags and encourage families to bring framed photos of their loved ones.
If you have lost a child, or know someone that has, we will be decorating the tree on Sunday. Anyone is welcome to add their own decorations or they can bring a decoration by the palliative care office. We will post pictures and details of where the tree is after is it decorated. And of course, check back after Halloween next year for details on the next Angel Ornament Celebration.