He died in a car accident at 16. She was 21 and didn't recover from a diabetic coma. And he died before he took his first breath of air.
Hardly a day goes by when they aren't remembered. And they — along with other children — are remembered every year in the stillness of the sanctuary at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, Wash. This year loved ones will gather Dec. 14 to light candles; listen to a roll call of names, prayers and readings; and share communion. It's one of many such children's memorial services originated by The Compassionate Friends, a national grief support resource.
It's a time for families and friends to honor the love they have for their children and their ongoing grief, says Paul Sundberg, a pastor of Trinity.
The rest of this article is only available to subscribers.
© 2016 Augsburg Fortress, Publishers