Empty Cradle - An Evening For Life

Empty Cradle is a Southern California non-profit serving San Diego County and Riverside County area parents who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, or . Empty Cradle offers support through monthly meetings and telephone support, just to name a few of the resources provided.

I was humbled and completely filled up emotionally to attend a beautiful fundraiser recently benefiting this wonderful group of parents and family members at the Horton Grand Theater.

The pictures below do not do the experience any justice whatsoever. To be honest, I did not know what to expect. The performers, dancers, singers, musicians, the silk aerialist, were all top-shelf. The sequence of sound and movement elevated us through LOVE, SHOCK/GRIEF, ANGER, DEPRESSION/ISOLATION, ACCEPTANCE, FRIENDSHIP, LIGHT, and finally, back to LOVE. How complete is that? 

This shared experience of a community in action reminded me again about the healing value of expression; whether it is grief, joy, celebration, loss, despair, happiness - I felt all of those.  And to know that one very small seed of an idea can actually be realized...whoa.