Dreams do come true. First you have to have a vision, then passion and drive and to believe in yourself. Then you meet someone that equals that. Now two Bereaved Moms become one in their fight to help other Moms travel this journey, to help other families. We are here to honor our children, Brianna Reid Canacari and Adrian Geronimo Mayorga. We came together through another amazing retreat in Utah run by two amazing Angel Moms that we both attended at separate times, we met through the Facebook group and instantly bonded and knew that we needed something here in Colorado. Our children brought us together and knew we would do great things. We discovered we wanted to help other Moms with similar stories as ours. Our goal was and is to build a foundation to create a safe environment where moms can establish relationships to become a sisterhood. Our lives have crossed paths for a great cause, and that is to be able to help other moms on their grieving journey. Together as a sisterhood of Warrior Moms we will be able to become stronger in our grief. That is how our Bereaved mothers retreat started.
These two Angels had a plan. I am pretty sure Brianna talked to Adrian first, they both knew their moms had to meet. We knew we wanted to help the families left behind, the death of a child is traumatic, the support needed is different.
Although our children are not here physically they are here in a stronger form, their spirit. Our two children have guided us and have brought some amazing people into our lives. We continue to live through our children to make a difference in a grieving families life.
Brianna and Adrian are the hearts of The Healing Home Retreat, and it will forever be their legacy.
If you have thought about attending a retreat but were unsure if it was right for you, or maybe you didn’t know what to expect? We know how hard it is to take that step of being uncomfortable and sharing intimate parts of your journey, Gabriela and I felt the same way when we attended our first retreat in Utah at different times. But we knew we needed it, we knew we needed other Moms that understood, that had the same compassion as us.
The Healing Home Retreat is based on a family atmosphere, Gabriela’s Mom, and Sister cook for us the whole weekend, her two nieces help serve and make sure we have everything we need. You’ll get hugs from Mama and boy are they the best hugs. You will find yourself spending time together in the kitchen with them talking laughing and yes sometimes crying. We feel if you are in a safe place filled with love you are more likely to organically share your story, share your feelings and most importantly bond with women who understand and will hold space for you.
We don’t necessarily have an agenda that we go by, there are no guided discussions that you need to write answers to or any homework for you to do. We simply spend our time enjoying each other. We have our morning and evening time together where we have discussions to open our minds up to healing.
Our retreat is also based around your beautiful children, you will find pictures in your room, pictures at the dining table, we also have our Angel table of past angels that have come before you, all our children are all around us.
The one thing Gabriela and I both know is, our retreat changes lives not only of our moms but their families as well.
We started "Dinner with our Angels" at our second retreat, we placed your Childs picture at your place setting, then at each meal we moved the picture to the next mom and she got to eat with your angel. It's a great way for us all to get to know your child and share the moment with them.