The Angel of Hope is one of more than 50 Christmas Box Angels throughout the world that are gathering places for anyone grieving the loss of a child of any age, for any reason.
Amazingly there is one just a few minutes from my sister's home. Each year on December 6th at 7pm, my sister, her husband and their 2 children go to this place to remember Isaac...their baby boy who died minutes after his birth.
This year I was able to join them
A little history about this statue
The Christmas Box Angel Statue was introduced to the world in the book The Christmas Box, a worldwide bestseller and hit television movie by author Richard Paul Evans. In the book, a woman mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument. Though the story is mostly fiction, the angel monument once existed but is speculated to have been destroyed. The new angel statue was commissioned by Richard Paul Evans, in response to reports that grieving parents were seeking out the angel as a place to grieve and heal. The monument was dedicated on December 6, 1994-corresponding with the date of the child’s death in The Christmas Box
Around the base of the angel statue are individual pavers each block is engraved with a childs name .
On December 6th of each year (7 p.m. MST) a candlelight healing ceremony is held at the base of the Christmas Box Angel monument. After a few remarks, and a moment of silence, the attendees are invited to leave a white flower at the base of the angel statue.
Remembering Baby Isaac.... Always in our hearts