We bring Grieving Parents together for healing with 5 to 7 day retreats, and provide resources for groups, books, non-profits, crafts, information and more.
Wings of Hope Living Forward is a resource center for grieving parents and grandparents. A place you can find a group, a non-profit
that you would like to support, a book, grief information, a craft,
memorial crafts, a cause to change laws, have a memory page for your
child, a blog, anything that a parent does or creates in memory of their
We like to think of our retreats as a family reunion. We set up a closed group on Facebook to plan together the activities we
want to do and get to know each other before we get there. It can be
pretty scary thinking about staying 3 to 7 days with people you have
never met. By the time the retreat happens and you get there it is
almost like meeting family. You get a "real hug" instead of a "cyber
There is plenty of time for relaxation. We do our best
to choose locations that are serene and peaceful so you can take your
own time to reflect and heal in the presence of God's beauty. We cook
together, laugh together, cry together and spend some time in meetings
learning ways to heal our broken hearts.
There is time for you
to go shopping, fishing, hiking, golfing and enjoy yourself. You have
plenty of time to make new friends....life long friends because we will
always have the same thing in common that brought us together....child
Not every retreat will be the same because we will stay
in different places so there is plenty of opportunity to go to several
retreats and enjoy travel. You may get a King bed and you may get a
pull-out or bunk, but not much sleeping goes on anyway. The excitement
is wonderful from planning to completion and most cannot wait for next
retreat to be announced.
Wings of Hope Living Forward hopes
that we will all get to meet someday...someway. If you are willing we
are! Welcome to our foundation.