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Bible Verses

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Quotes, Prayers, & Bible Verses

“Dear Lord, I never expected to outlive my child. It’s not right, and it’s not fair. This loss affects so many people. I don’t know how to move on. I ask you to give me good memories of our life together. Help me trust you with the painful circumstances surrounding my child’s death. I want to glorify you, even in my pain. Show me how to do that and protect me from bitterness. Give me a new purpose for living and a way to honor my child’s life. I trust you, and I honor you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Lamentations 3:31-33

For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.

Psalm 9:9

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 30:5

Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you asthe world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Books for Grief Support

Communities We Support

The EM5 Fly Foundation

The EM5 Fly Foundation was created to honor the short life and big heart of 15 year-old Evan Melau, who was taken from this earthly world way too soon. The mission of this foundation is simple: help others, create joy. Or as Evan would say, “spread it around!” EM5 achieves this by raising funds that assist families, children, teenagers and student athletes in the form of events, monetary donations, gift cards, holiday gift baskets, scholarships, and more.

Media – Ian’s Place In the News

Podcast – Christ Church

S2 | EP8

“We know the dark place you are in right now; we’ve been there. You don’t believe you will walk back into the light and laugh and find joy, but you will. We are here to help.”

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Article – Shining Bright

Catching up with ABC7 meteorologist Tracy Butler on career, family, and how her sunny outlook allows her to weather any of life’s storms Downer’s Grove Magazine Online
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News Release

CLARENDON HILLS, Illinois – October 20, 2021, marks the beginning of “Healing Through Hope,” in the western suburbs of Chicago. All are invited to attend the open house for Ian’s Place, a community of support and hope for grieving parents.

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