On Mothers’ Day at Holy Cross Church in Nesconset we dedicated a memorial garden for parents and families who lost children. Perhaps that loss was many years ago; perhaps the child was an adult. The loss is still real and continues to weigh on the hearts of those who bear this grief.

Some parents came together several months ago to explore creating a children’s memorial garden. Through the generosity of many people and the expertise of others, there is now a place of remembrance that can bring healing to all who sit there and all who pass by.

On the large stone in the center of the garden are these words from Saint Paul: “I thank my God for you… You are always in my heart.” If you are passing by Holy Cross Church on Old Nichols Road in Nesconset, why not stop in for a moment of healing and hope?

Rev. James M. McNamara