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South Bend, IN 46628
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Honoring The Lives Of The Chidren.

Reflecting on a heartwarming tribute at the Rosie Remembrance Ceremony, where love and memories embraced every moment.

Together, we remember them, their laughter, their courage, and the everlasting impact they've left on our hearts.

Our remembrance ceremony is typically between Mother’s Day & Father’s Day.

"There Are Some Who Bring A Light So Bright To The World, That Even After They Are Gone, The Light Remains."

Our Rosie Remembrance

Each year we intentionally pause, together, in our beautiful backyard to remember those children who have passed. Some we knew well, and had the privilege to care for them, and to walk alongside them, to know their families, and to welcome them for stays with us. Their smiles and laughter remain a part of this place in our memories. Some children we were just beginning to know, hoping to plan a stay, or enjoyed seeing them and their family at our HAVEN events. For each one, we gather once a year, to say their names, and to remember all that they brought to this world, and to be grateful for our time with them. They are NOT FORGOTTEN. And their memory is something we will ever cherish.

A Litany Of Remembrance

In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

A Litany of Remembrance
Poem by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer
© by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. From Gates of Prayer, published by Central Conference of American Rabbis.

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