Holiday Remembrance Gathering 2014
The 2014 Willow House Holiday Remembrance Gathering was a beautiful and touching evening during which families celebrated the continuing bonds they share with their precious loved ones. Many meaningful examples of the ways in which loved ones who have died continue to touch their families’ hearts were shared. Those in attendance benefited from the mutual support and opportunities to share feelings and talk about their loved ones as they embarked on a season that can be an especially difficult one for those who are grieving. Children and teens made artful and heartfelt contributions with inspirational writings to the Wall of Hope and sincere sentiments of love on postcards to their loved ones at the Continuing Bonds table, experiencing themselves and reminding one another of the peace and comfort that staying connected to their loved ones can bring.
This holiday season, let us all be mindful of and nurturing to those in our lives who are grieving. This type of holiday giving can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child, teen or family.
Take a look at some of the beautiful photos captured by photographer Emilio Albertini, a great friend of Willow House!
A Special Thank You
Willow House would like to send out a special thank you to a great friend of Willow House, photographer Emilio Albertini, who took beautiful photographs at the Holiday Remembrance Gathering. We are so thankful that Emilio was ready and willing to volunteer his services, and he did a beautiful job of capturing the essence of the evening. Thank you, Emilio!
Emilio Albertini Productions creates visual stories using video and photography for print and web based projects such as annual reports, and other communication pieces along with branding & promotional videos for both corporate and non-profit organizations.
“The most valuable thing I learned from Willow House group is that I am not alone and there is hope.”
“I firmly believe that as we look back on the pivotal, early years of our loss, it will be through the efforts of Willow House that we were able to move forward, not afraid to look back, fully understanding and accepting our loss.” - Willow House Father