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|The Compassionate Friends -- Alamo Area *** MEETING IN NEW LOCATION|
|NEW MEETING LOCATION |
To find directions and more information go to our main web site by cutting and pasting the HMTL below or type entering this web page. You may also Google US in a Google Search window as in capital letters TCFALAMOAREA!
All our monthly meetings will now be held at 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, Cabiri Room. Located at 901 N. Loop 1904 West, (West-bound access road of 1604 between Stone Oak Parkway and Blanco Road) As soon as you enter the property, bear to the right and park in the "Office" area on the right side (East) of the main building.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
The secret of TCF's success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal. The vision of The Compassionate Friends is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.
The Alamo Area Chapter of The Compassionate Friends in San Antonio, Texas, welcomes you to our next meeting. Please contact us by email below - we would like to hear from you.
From TO BLESS THE SPACE BETWEEN US: A BOOK OF BLESSINGS by John O'Donohue, copyright (c) 2008 by John O'Donohue. Used by permission of Random House, Inc.
FOR A PARENT ON THE DEATH OF A CHILD
No one knows the wonder
Now you sit bereft
Like a secret locket,
Always wondering why
Such a new soul
Was taken home so soon.
Let the silent tears flow
|We Remember Our Children |
At every meeting of The Compassionate Friends, we remember our children who have died. And during the month of a child's birthday, they are honored in a special way as parents bring pictures and special items of remembrances to place at the candle on the Birthday Table.
Find our main web site by cut and pasting this link into your brouser:
|At Compassionate Friends Meetings|
At our monthly gatherings, we can talk about our children and know that others listen with the ear of their hearts and understand in the well of their own experience. Or we can sit in silence while our souls grieve together. Through the process of journeying together in grief, we learn, in time, to live and to love again. As is so often heard at The Compassionate Friends, "We need not walk alone."
|Journey With One Another|
Sometimes compassion draws us to journey with one another down an unmarked road. The little boy was so excited about going to Grandma's house. I asked him, "Where is Grandma's house?" He told me how to get there: first you go down a long straight road, then down a bumpy road, and then down a really curvy road, and then you're there. With Compassionate Friends, we walk with each other along life's crooked and bumpy roads.
With grateful hearts we bid farewell to our faithful leaders for the past 15 years, Marti and Ron Amos.
Thank you especially to Alta Holmes for her service as Treasurer and Newsletter Editor.
| Driving Directions to The Compassionate Friends Meeting|
Drive West on North Loop 1604 from Stone Oak Parkway. Turn right into the Shrine Auditorium parking area and bear to the right, following signs to the Offices. Park on the East (Office) side of the facility. We meet in the Cabiri Room.
|THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS -- ALAMO AREA *** MEETING IN NEW LOCATION|
MAILING ADDRESS: 110 Oak Grove Drive San Antonio, TX 78006