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Support is available for bereaved families of pregnancy and infant loss in the Piedmont Triad Area. Heartstrings  is our local non-profit working with families who have lost a pregnancy or baby from conception to one year of age. This is done through a variety of supports designed to help them grieve, mourn, and begin to reconcile themselves to the death of their baby as well as cope with the emotions of a subsequent pregnancy.

The 6th Annual “Walk to Remember” of 2010 was held at Triad Park in Kernersville, NC. Families come to remember their children who briefly came into their lives and forever in their hearts.

The morning was beautiful and perfect for remembering angels.

T-Shirts were provided for the walkers.

Tammy Councilman is our local photographer representing the non-profit, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.

Handmade Quilt by families of the babies passed.

The children are missed and remembered.

Every year symbolic ornaments are presented to the parents, which are then hung on a tree while the baby names are read.

This year, a butterfly.

Many sponsors provide refreshments, signs and donations.

Many people walk the 1 mile track to honor babies and their families.

To help those comforting bereaved parents of pregnancy and infant loss, please take a few minutes to answer a few questions to be published within Just a Cloud Away, Inc. Journal. It is only by sharing our experiences, will others know how to comfort those walking in different shoes. We thank you for your time.

Journals are published online at, Read Journals Online.

Peace Love and Hugs from Above

Diana Gardner-Williams  publisher

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Heartstrings is a local support group for those suffering from the loss of an infant, pregnancy or stillbirth. Tracey Holyfield, the founder of this much-needed support group, began the organization stemming from her own sorrow.

Every year many volunteers and bereaved families gather together to walk, listen, read and remember the lives of so many babies who briefly stayed with us physically.

Not only is this a special time to remember and honor tiny lives, the money raised helps this non-profit program to thrive and continue to support the families suffering pregnancy and infant loss.

Vendors providing products and services to assist bereaved families also attend the annual walk.

Memorial jewelry to remember the angelversary  birthstone.

Special ornaments with the child’s name are hung on the tree during the brief service.

This year the ornaments were beautifully hand carved from wood.

A bereaved father was able to share a song he composed for his angel playing an acoustic guitar. The area was so quiet and still while he shared the heartfelt words with reference to a snowflake.

Heartstrings has many needs and if you feel you could offer support , please contact Tracey.  An extra pair of ears could be just what a bereaved family needs from you.

Peace Love and Hugs

Diana

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