October 12 2020

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, October 12, 2020

In our country, approximately one in four women experiences pregnancy and early infant loss. Many of the women, men, and families affected feel like they have to grieve alone because in our culture, these losses often aren’t recognized. Thankfully, in our community that is changing. In honor of Josiah Emmanuel, his grandmother Cathy Holsing along with her husband Ray, and Josiah’s parents, Hannah and Mark Holsing, are spearheading the creation of Footprints in the Field: A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Garden. This garden, on the grounds of Calvary Harvest Fields in Boalsburg, will include river rocks that can be inscribed with the names of the babies or other wording and then kept in the garden or taken home. Footprints in the Field will be a safe place for the families to honor the lost pregnancies and infants, appreciate the beautiful surroundings, know they’re not alone and find some healing. It will help these families recognize that they will be whole again, but not the same. All are welcome regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs. Please join us on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: A Virtual Gathering to honor these pregnancies and infants and the women, men and families who lost them. Please RSVP to FootprintsInTheField@gmail.com to receive the link to join the event, or visit the Facebook page at @FootprintsInTheFieldhttps. To support Footprints in the Field, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/footprints-in-the-field.

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