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The death of a child is one of life’s most heartbreaking events made all the more poignant when it occurs at or near the time of birth.
In 2010 the Republic of Ireland had its first Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Affiliated Photographer.
Since then, affiliated photographers in Ireland have been instrumental in providing this most precious service – the gift of professional portraits to grieving families. For many grieving parents, often the time in the hospital is brief and yet this is also the most precious time with their baby. It is also the only opportunity to create these precious memories, which we now know from research are pivotal steps in the journey of healing for parents and families.
The requests for NILMDTS services continue to grow in Ireland and so does the demand for photographers. It became more apparent to the NILMDTS headquarters office that NILMDTS Ireland needed official leaders in their country.
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The NILMDTS Remembrance Walk includes a presentation with readings, music, and speakers to honor your baby. During the event, each baby is honored by having his or her name read aloud with the optional release of a butterfly. Following the presentation participants will journey together for an optional one-mile reflective walk.It is an opportunity to bring honor to our babies and healing to our hearts.
The Remembrance Walk also ensures future support to families who will sadly walk in our shoes one day.
Find out where our 2018 Remembrance Walks will be this year or join our Virtual Walk www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/remembrancewalk