Remembering with love our children who had died, nearly 100 parents, family members, and friends joined hands and hearts in a one mile Walk to Remember on Sunday, July 20. Members of the The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County, a nationwide self-help support organization for families following the death of a child, held the local walk at Lakeview Park. Our hearts were joined with those walking to remember all children who left us too soon. We will always cherish the memories of our children, no matter how long or how short they were with us. The walk gave us a way to honor their lives in a truly memorable way.
This was the fourth year for the local walk, which also served as a fundraiser for the chapter as pledges were received and a silent auction held to help with outreach to bereaved parents and families in the community. We could not have accomplished our goal without the help of the following, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Fisherman’s Wharf, WPCR Port Clinton Radio, Sisters and Glue, Kelly Boreman, Kim Chaffin-Thirty One, Menards, Bell Mell’s, Sloopys, Olive Garden, Sue Stover-Longaberger, Perfect Color and several anonymous donors.
We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. And lastly, we thank our family and friends for their continued support in our grief journey. The laughs, memories and hugs that were shared during our walk were proof that our children are forever in our hearts and love does live on.
The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County