We’ve recently begun a course to train counselors to help women after reproductive loss. Our goal is to build a team that can bring healing, comfort and new hope to those who suffer after losing a baby.
The program has grown in the last months and has allowed many grieving parents to find comfort after the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion. We offer freedom after years of grief and guilt. Our Gardens of Life is a place where trees are planted in memory of babies who are now in heaven.
Recently, our office received a call from a woman who’d had a miscarriage in her 15th week. She said that she was searching for help for herself and other women in her situation who don’t have any closure after the loss of a child. She was deeply grateful when I offered her counseling and the possibility of planting a tree to honor her baby. “Comfort ye, comfort ye, My People.” May the Gardens continue to be a place of healing and restoration for those who grieve the loss of child. All are welcome to either visit the Gardens or ask our prayer hostess to plant a tree in memory of your child. She will send you photos, a touching letter and a special certificate.
Our prayer hostess, Laurel, wrote this letter to someone for whom she had planted two trees. I believe that these gentle words will bless all who read them and have suffered the loss of a child:
“Yesterday Albert, our gardener, and I planted two cypress trees in honor of the two children you were unable to raise. We believe their spirits are fully formed and rejoicing before the throne of God. We rejoice here on earth that we and you are called, redeemed and forgiven, that we have peace with God and that He is able to work all things together for our good. I pray that the simple ceremony we have performed will contribute to the completion of your healing."
Plant a tree and find healing after the loss of a baby through miscarriage, abortion or SIDS - and find comfort, closure, and restoration.