Support Groups

Working with Support Groups for Margaret's Memories comfort boxes is important to dealing with grief

Tear Catchers

Perinatal/Infant Bereavement Support Services Sponsored by Wolfson Children’s Hospital. This  gathering is a parent support group for families who have suffered the  loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or  newborn death.  Discussions include crisis intervention,  parent-to-parent outreach, education, and comfort.  If your loss  occurred at Baptist Medical Center, you will automatically be placed on  our mailing list for one year to receive a reminder for support group  dates and times.  If your loss occurred at another facility and you  would like to be placed on our mailing list, please leave a message for  Chaplain Linda Rosengren with Pastoral Care at Wolfson Children’s  Hospital.

The  support group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month from  7:00 to 8:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church.  The address is 4171  Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, 32207 (approx. 2 miles south of San  Marco Square).

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The Compassionate Friends

“Whether  your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are  trying to help those who have gone through this life altering  experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship,  understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving  process.” ~ Compassionate Friends website.

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 “It may be hard for you to feel optimistic  about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family  member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who  understand the deep hurt you feel… GriefShare groups meet weekly to help  you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.”  ~ GriefShare website.

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SIDS America

“SIDS America offers an array of services  and support to families who have suffered the death of a baby to SIDS,  but the core of what we do on a daily basis to bring hope, help, and  healing to as many families as possible across the United States.” At  time of posting, no local chapters in Jacksonville. ~ SIDS America  website.

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Grief Watch

“Grief Watch was created to provide you  with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help  you through your personal loss. GriefWatch also has an online store with  multiple recourse which include books and remembrance items."  ~  GriefWatch website.

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Ways to Remember with Remembrance Gifts

Carry Cross or Carry Heart

A recommended Remembrance from Margaret's Memories to keep your child close to your heart.

Each item is handmade in Jacksonville Beach. Each wooden cross or heart can be inscribed with names, dates, scriptures, or wording you choose. The Carry Cross® is a product of God's love and inspiration and serves as a constant reminder that God has a mission for each and every one of us.  It helps us to remember that his Son, Jesus Christ, died, so that we may have eternal life.  The Carry Cross® was designed to be carried comfortably in your hand.  It easily fits into your pocket or purse as you go about your daily life.  At night, when you are ready to retire, place your Carry Cross® in its handcrafted case at your bedside.  We encourage you to have one inscribed with your favorite verse and personalized with your name. The Carry Heart is hand-crafted and shaped to fit ergonomically into the palm of your hand.  There are no stains or varnishes used.  As you hold it, your cares and worries will fade away.The Carry Heart is available in all wood types either plain or with writing. 

Carry Cross Info

Remembrance Jewelry

Margaret's Memories utilizes companies to supply comforting customized jewelry to grieving parents.

Remembrance jewelry can be a comforting item. There are many companies and businesses that make custom made jewelry. The pieces can range from stamped tin and clay to fine gems and precious metals.

The Vintage Pearl is one   of many vendors available for custom jewelry.  Learn more about them by clicking the button below.

Vintage Pearl Info

Other Remembrances

Margaret's Memories utilizes many Remembrance companies to help support grieving parents & siblings.

Remembrances can be  jewelry but can come in many forms and all items that have meaning can be a comforting item. There are many companies and businesses that make a variety of custom made items and jewelry. The items can range from all across the spectrum of memorabilia.

The Comfort Company is a company who has a wide range of remembrance items.  Learn more about them by clicking the button below.

Comfort Company Info

Books for Dealing with Loss

Adults Losing a Child

  • Lessons, Abbott, Susan Shibley.
  • When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter, Bernstein, Judith. 
  • After the Death of a Child: Living with Loss through the Years, Finkbeiner, Ann. 
  • Living Through the Grief of Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death, Fumia, Molly. 
  • Hannah’s Gift, Housden, Maria.  
  • Standing Beside You, Maurer, Linda. 
  • A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies, McCracken & Semel.  
  • After the Darkest Hour, the Sun Will Shine Again, Mehren, Elizabeth.  
  • The Worst Loss: How families heal from the death of a child, Rosof, Barbara. 
  • The Bereaved Parent, Schiff, Harriet.  
  • Heather’s Return: The Amazing Story of a Child's Communications from Beyond the Grave, Wiitala, Geri. 
  • Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart- 100 Practical Ideas, Wolfelt, Alan.  


Children Losing a Sibling

  • Beat the Turtle Drum, Greene, Constance. 
  • No New Baby, Gryte, Marilyn.
  • Where’s Jess?, Johnson, Joy & Marv.
  • A Birthday Present for Daniel, Rothman, Juliet.
  • Am I still A Sister?, Sims, Alicia. 
  • The Empty Place, Temes, Roberta. 
  • A Little Bit of Rob, Turner, Barbara. 
  • Lost and Found, Yeomans, Ellen.