Comforting Those Who Mourn



TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – Over 300 angels were handcrafted, so community members could have a loved one’s name engraved, then hang an angel on a tree at The Children’s Park.

The Children’s Park and related support groups help to connect those dealing with grief in a healthy way.

“We had a son who was stillborn in 2017, and we love coming to the day of remembrance because it’s a really nice way to just have a moment to stop and reflect and remember him,” said attendee Hannah Holden.

Holden and her family attend A Day of Remembrance every year to honor her son, Fenicks Garrett Holden.

Holden’s son had passed before he was born.

“It’s both hopeful and somewhat terrifying; you are never quite at ease until the baby is in your arms,” said Holden.

Holden said she’s thankful for the support system that The Children’s Park offers.

“Our oldest was 6 at the time, and she’d been really excited because she wanted a sibling for many, many years, and so when we lost her brother, she was devastated, and it was a grieving process for her,” Holden said.

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