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Bonus Episode - Wave of Light 2023


This is a special bonus episode highlighting the program from the Wave of Light event that Bridget's Cradles hosted in Wichita, Kansas on October 15, 2023, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. In this episode, we shared:

  • The program and announcements from our Wave of Light 2023 event

  • Pastor John Carney's remarks and Ashley Opliger's speech and prayer from the event

  • A thank you to our generous corporate and memorial sponsors

  • The Shine Their Light Award Winners' speech (Brandon and Sara Horton, parents to Charlie, Camden, and Cooper in Heaven)

  • Reading of Names of Babies in Heaven (for families that registered/attended or sponsored the event)

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EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: Bonus Episode - Wave of Light 2023



Ashley Opliger: [00:00:00] You’re listening to the Cradled in Hope Podcast on the Edifi Podcast Network. I’m your host, Ashley Opliger. I’m a wife, mom, and follower of Christ who founded Bridget’s Cradles, a nonprofit ministry in memory of my daughter, Bridget, who was stillborn at 24 weeks.


Cradled in Hope is a Gospel-focused podcast for grieving moms to find comfort, hope, and healing after the loss of a baby. We want this to be a safe place for your broken heart to land.


Here, we are going to trust God’s promise to heal our hearts, restore our joy, and use our grief for good. With faith in Jesus and eyes fixed on Heaven, we do not have to grieve without hope. We believe that Jesus cradles us in hope while He cradles our babies in Heaven.


Welcome to the Cradled in Hope Podcast.


Ashley Opliger: [00:00:50] Welcome to the special bonus episode for Wave of Light 2023. On October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Bridget’s Cradles hosted a community candlelight vigil in Wichita, Kansas at Beech Lake in memory of our babies in Heaven.


We were so blessed to meet so many of you and give you a big hug at the event, and it was an honor to walk through the rows of twinkling lights together in remembrance of our babies in Heaven.


I know many of you also live out of state and participated in the Wave of Light from your own homes all across the country. So whether you joined us in person in Wichita or from afar with a candle burning bright for your baby, we hope you know that we were saying prayers for you and remembering your babies in Heaven with you.


The Wave of Light event in Wichita was a sacred time of remembering our babies and celebrating the hope that we have to see them again through faith in Jesus. For this episode, we are going to share the program from the event, as well as the reading of all the babies in Heaven whose parents either registered, attended, or sponsored the event.

Let's listen now to the audio recording from the event, starting with the opening remarks from our emcee, Pastor John Carney.


Pastor John Carney: [00:02:00] Well, good evening. My name is John Carney, and I am a pastor at Central Community Church. I serve in the area of congregational care.


Throughout my years of ministry, I've had the calling to walk alongside families that have been going through some very difficult times, times of loss and times of grief.


And I've always known words, there is nothing that I can say in and of my own words that can give comfort and give them hope, but I always point them to the One who is able to give comfort and hope, and that is Jesus Christ. There's nothing in this world, nothing here, that we can find hope in, but we can find hope in Christ.


And when I came to Central Community Church six years ago, shortly after that time, I was contacted by Bridget’s Cradles to serve on their advisory council. I felt that this was definitely worth my time and any effort that I could give to them to give support and help in their ministry.


I have been so blessed and so amazed of how God has used this ministry to minister to so many families and minister to you even here tonight. And so we're glad that we are able to be here, that we're able to gather and to support one another and also to encourage one another.


One of the things that we wanted to do this year is to have some prayer partners with us. And so we have also provided a prayer tent and prayer partners from Central Community Church, and we would be glad to pray with any families, any of you here tonight, just to encourage you, to lift you up in prayer. It’s such a wonderful privilege, but also the power of what prayer does for each one of us.


And so with that, I want to introduce to you Bridget's mother and the founder of Bridget’s Cradles, Ashley Opliger.


Ashley Opliger: [00:04:50] Thank you so much, Pastor John. Welcome to Wave of Light 2023. How I wish you all didn't need to be standing here right now. My heart aches that you're here because you've experienced the indescribable pain of losing a baby.


I never would have imagined that I'd be leading a remembrance event for pregnancy and infant loss, and I'm sure you never expected to be attending one either. But when our daughter Bridget Faith was born into Heaven at 24 weeks into our first pregnancy, our lives completely changed. And I know your lives have changed too.


I wish we could all be connected in a way other than our mutual heartache of losing a baby. It's a club no one wants to join and a grief no family should have to endure.

When you were told the unthinkable words, “I'm sorry, there's no heartbeat,” or your baby was born silently into the world or passed away after birth, you wondered how you would ever live without them. But here you are, still breathing.


Look around at all the mommies and daddies standing here with broken hearts, but with the strength to persevere and keep living, because I believe that's what our babies would want us to do. And also because I believe that God can heal our hearts, redeem our pain, and bring joy to us again.


Though each of our stories may differ from each other, we are united in our shared heartache. We all lost our hopes and dreams for our baby's lives on earth and endured the most painful loss a human can experience on this earth, the loss of a child.

No matter if you lost your baby at eight weeks or eight months into your pregnancy or eight days or even eight months after their birth, we grieve with you for your beloved baby. We believe that life begins at conception and that God created each of our babies in His image.


And whether you lost your baby a few weeks ago, a few years ago, or maybe even decades ago, we know that no matter how much time has passed since your baby went to Heaven, that you will always miss and grieve your baby.


So tonight is about our babies, but it's also about us, and it's for us. It's a time and place devoted to honoring our babies’ lives, but also a time and space devoted to us grieving and healing with each other, and with the Lord. We want this event to be a safe place for your heart to be present in your emotions.


You don't have to pretend you are okay or muster up the strength to get through this event without crying. That's not why we planned this event. We orchestrated every detail tonight intentionally to make it a sacred space for you to just be fully you, fully present, fully vulnerable.


So let yourself cry. Give yourself permission to grieve openly and freely. Your baby's life is worthy of being grieved. You are not alone in your sadness. Though the enemy wants you to feel isolated in your grief, look around. You have this entire community with you to shoulder the weight of your grief. We are here with you, and most importantly, the Lord is with you in your suffering.


He will sit with you in your sadness, if only you will give Him the pieces of your broken heart. You see, God will not leave you in this pit of despair. Though I've been in the depths of this pain myself, He didn't leave me there either. He lifted me up and He healed my heart. He restored my joy and redeemed my pain, and I know hope and healing are coming for you too.


If you haven't been told this before, please let me be the first to tell you that I believe God has a wonderful plan for your life, even despite this horrible tragedy you have experienced. He loves you and your baby more than you can imagine. I promise He will comfort you and restore your joy.


There is hope for you. This is not the end of your story. You will find healing and one day you will use your pain to comfort others. And please understand that healing doesn't mean forgetting about your baby or simply moving on. No, healing means we will surrender our suffering to God and allow Him to use our grief for good.


It means that we can remember our babies and look forward to the day we will see them again for all of eternity. There's a saying that I like to say. It's, “Jesus cradles our babies in Heaven, but He also cradles us in hope on earth for the journey ahead.”


I want you all to hold hands or link arms with one another. Yes, grab someone's hand or arm that's standing beside you, whether they are in your family or not, until we are all connected together. Remember, God gave us each other to carry one another through our grief. We do not have to go through this alone. We're in this together, and tonight we are going to shine our babies’ lights together.


Let's pray.


Jesus, thank You for bringing us together at Wave of Light 2023. Though we wish we hadn't met each other because of our shared heartache, we need each other, and we need You even more. Will you meet us here tonight? We invite You to come and comfort us. We miss our babies so much and long to see them.


Will You remind us of the Blessed Hope You have promised us through Your salvation, the Hope of Heaven? Meet with each of us in a very personable and tangible way tonight. Open and soften our hearts to You and Your healing. We love You. We need You. We praise You for who You are and what You have done for us on the Cross.


Thank You for the gift of our children. Thank You that You have made a way for us to be with them again, this time for all of eternity. Amen.


Well, before we do our Hope Walk, there are many people that I would like to thank for orchestrating this beautiful evening and event for you. First of all, I want to thank our presenting sponsor, Wesley Women's Hospital.


For those of you who don't know, my daughter Bridget was born at Wesley Medical Center on October 22nd, 2014, which next week will be nine years ago. Also, Wesley Medical Center is where Bridget’s Cradles, our ministry, was born. It is where I held Bridget in her cradle, and it was also the first hospital to receive a donation of our cradles when we became a nonprofit. We are now donating our cradles to over 1,400 hospitals, but Wesley Medical Center is where Bridget’s Cradles was born.


Wesley Women's Hospital Ad: [00:11:12] Wesley Healthcare has been connected to Bridget’s Cradles from the very beginning. Bridget was born here, and her grandmother, who sewed the first cradle, still works at Wesley. As part of HCA Healthcare, Wesley Women's Hospital is a leader in delivering quality care for women of all ages. We're also known as the Baby Hospital, and deliver more babies than anyone else in the region.


This is why our commitment to Bridget’s Cradles and to women and infants remains as strong as ever. Whether we're there to support you in the happiest moments of welcoming a child into the world, or in the unexpected, devastating loss of a child, we are devoted to providing you with quality, compassionate care. We hope you will consider Wesley as your hospital of choice.


Ashley Opliger: [00:11:50] So thank you, Wesley Women's Hospital for your support of Bridget’s Cradles for this event, but also for your loyal support throughout the entirety of our ministry.


I also want to thank Born Midwifery for being our Radiate Level sponsor, which was a donation of $2,000. They are a local midwife and doula service and birth center in Wichita, and we are so grateful for their support of women and families in Wichita who have experienced pregnancy loss.


I also want to turn your attention to the banner as you walk through our Hope Walk tonight. You'll see many different local companies that supported Wave of Light, whether it was financially or with an in-kind donation.


You will also find a list of all of our sponsors in your program, which can be found in your registration bag as well as on our website. And we are just so grateful for the many Wichita companies and local businesses that have a heart for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.


There are also many families that we call Memorial Sponsors that fundraised or donated in memory of their baby in Heaven, and so I would like to thank the following families: I'd like to thank my own family, who helped me raise over $5,000 in memory of my daughter, Bridget Faith. I also want to thank Jake and Casey Siegrist, who raised over $5,000 in memory of their son, Jack Monroe Siegrist.


I also want to thank Casey and Matt Tregoning for fundraising over $2,500 in memory of their son, Alan Monroe Tregoning, and Gabriel and Louisa Markley for donating over $2,000 in memory of their children in Heaven, the Markley Babies, as well as Steve Coulter and Hillary Price-Coulter in memory of their daughter, Eva Grace Price-Coulter and her siblings in Heaven.


There are many other families who fundraised and donated to our Shine Their Light fundraiser, and you can find their names in your program as well as on our website including all of the families who donated $100 to be a light sponsor tonight.


For those who don't know, during the month of September and October, which October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, Bridget’s Cradles held a special fundraiser called Shine Their Light. And today, on October 15th, we are going to acknowledge the family that raised the most as of today at three o'clock.


We do exclude my own family and Casey Siegrist's family, because we are both board members and expected to fundraise, and I shared with you all of the other families that have donated. But I left out the family who fundraised the most because I have the great honor of welcoming them to the stage tonight.


So, without further ado, I want to bring Brandon and Sara Horton, who flew here from Arizona, to be with us tonight. In memory of their sons, Charlie, Cooper, and Camden, they raised over $3,000 for the Shine Their Light fundraiser. Will you please welcome them now?


Sara Horton: [00:14:59] Good evening, everyone. It is humbling to be standing here tonight.


My name is Sara Horton, and this is my husband, Brandon. We are the parents to five boys, Charlie, Brayden, Bentley, Cooper, and Camden. We are blessed to have two living sons, Brayden, who is five, and Bentley, who is three, while our other three sons, Charlie, Cooper, and Camden, reside in the presence of God in Heaven.


Charlie was born on June 21st, 2017, at 10-and-a-half weeks. Cooper was born on September 9th, 2022, at 13 weeks and five days, and Camden was born on March 2nd, 2023, at 14 weeks. I first heard about Bridget’s Cradles while working as the perinatal bereavement coordinator at a large hospital in Arizona.


At that time, I was unaware of all the ministry opportunities Bridget’s Cradles encapsulated. It wasn't until I delivered our fourth son, Cooper, that I was provided a perfect little cradle for him and learned more about Bridget’s Cradles.


After having Cooper, I was thrust back into reality, having to care for our two living boys while trying to finish the last three weeks of nurse practitioner school, along with dealing with gallstones, which I then had to have removed one-and-a-half weeks after delivering Cooper.


Despite these trials, the Lord continued to meet us exactly where we were at and lovingly guided us as we clung to His promises and eternal hope. We found out in December that we were pregnant again, only to be met with the same devastating outcome in March. It was sheerly déjà vu, but not the kind you want to relive.


Right before we found out about Camden's passing, I was strongly considering joining the March Hope Online support group meeting. I knew I needed to be a part of a community that not only understood the pain of losing a child and the anxiety and fear of a current pregnancy, but one that would help support and strengthen my walk with the Lord while dealing with grief.


Camden was born on a Thursday and that following Tuesday I attended my first Hope Online group. I was at a crossroads where my grief and present reality were going to shatter me and my faith in God, or it was going to push me to be a stronger, more faithful Christian.


I was so broken and could barely speak through my tears, but I was welcomed with such great love and support from Ashley and every other grieving momma that attended that night. It was then and there my eyes were really opened to Bridget’s Cradles and the importance of their Christ-centered ministry.


Brandon Horton: [00:17:11] One of the things that we've learned together going through these experiences is that the grief process looks different to each individual.

Through the support Sara has received from the ministries of Bridget’s Cradles, it has allowed us to grieve in our own unique ways while growing closer together and with God. I have really appreciated the support group as it helps Sara navigate these emotions and facilitate the healing process to support her in ways that I cannot.


Sara Horton: [00:17:36] I then began listening to podcast episode after podcast episode, simply trying to glean every ounce of hope and truth from Ashley and her grieving guest mommas. I vividly remember listening to Episode Number Five one day while taking my two-year-old on a walk to the park.


I was still so fresh in my grief and I was fighting so hard to cling to Christ and was instrumental with what my family's future was going to look like. Ashley's conversation with Kristin was instrumental. They were discussing that though we may ask the Lord for good things like a child, we have to determine who God is to us even if His answer is no.


I had to honestly ask myself if God was really my all in all, even if I never have another living child, even if something happens to my living child, and even if, well, I think we can all fill in the blank. Coming to the point where I had to humbly admit and confess that God's goodness in my mind was hinged on Him giving me what I desired was pivotal in my spiritual growth and healing.


From that very first support group meeting, the powerful podcasts, and every other interaction with Ashley, my heart has been overwhelmingly blessed. The cards and mementos they have sent me over the last seven months have been invaluable.


Just as with most grief over time, friends and family forget that there is long-standing pain and grief associated with losing a child. They forget that certain milestones are quite triggering. Yet Ashley and her team at Bridget’s Cradles don't allow those dreaded milestones to go without a prayer, support, and often a card.


I don't know where I would be in my grief and walk with the Lord if it wasn't for the ministries of Bridget’s Cradles. It is so humbling and such a privilege to have raised this money in honor of Charlie, Cooper, and Camden to help Bridget’s Cradles continue their mission of providing the hope of Christ to grieving mommas who have lost a child.


I am so grateful for all of those who graciously donated to Bridget’s Cradles on behalf of our sons. Ultimately, I thank the Lord for His sovereignty and providence in my life and each of your lives, because it has brought us here tonight, which means the ministry of Bridget’s Cradles has brought support and Christ's hope to your shattered lives and dreams, just as it has to ours. Thank you.


Ashley Opliger: [00:19:40] Thank you so much, Brandon and Sara, for your very sweet words. It's been such an honor to walk through this heartbreaking journey with you and to see that God has brought hope and healing to both of you. So thank you so much for flying out to Kansas to attend Wave of Light and just be a part of our ministry here.


So now we are going to do our Hope Walk, and we will be listening to the songs I Will Carry You by Selah and the Hymn of Heaven by Phil Wickham. We will walk through the rows of 50,000 pink, blue and white lights with our candles on, shining toward Heaven. Afterwards, we are going to head down to the lake to release our lanterns while listening to our baby's names read one by one.


For the sake of this podcast, we are now going to skip to the reading of the names from the event. Now you will hear the names of all the babies represented at the event who either registered, attended, or sponsored the event. I want to thank Scott Evans for doing the recording of the reading of the names for this podcast episode. Let's listen now.


Scott Evans: [00:20:50]

  • Aaliyah LaRee Princess Marlene Richardson

  • Abigail Edgerton

  • Abundynce Faith and Joyana Reign Thomas

  • Ada Grace Schuette

  • Adah Dawn Wilmott

  • Addilyn Clark Ellis

  • Addison Charlotte Murphy

  • Aiden Blade Chandler

  • Aiden Tyler Fulghum

  • Ainsley Addyson Childers and June Childers

  • Alan Monroe Tregoning

  • Alexander James Paugh

  • Alexander Toman

  • Alianna Stanford

  • Allie Stout

  • Anahi

  • Anara Jack Acevedo Blacksten

  • Andree Cabrera Campa

  • Andrew Jaax & Jaax Babies

  • Angel Armstrong

  • Angel baby Childress 1, Angel baby Childress 2, and Angel baby Childress 3

  • Angel Carter

  • Angel Garay Arellano

  • Annabelle Faith Ocheltree

  • Annabelle Ruby Willis and Sarah Evelyn Willis

  • Annalise Coda

  • Ansel Tracy Awe

  • Archer Jackson McEntire

  • Aries Scott Kelley

  • Aries White

  • Ashlynn Marie Akin Davis

  • Athena Rose Heslin

  • Audrey Elizabeth Kalbach

  • Aurelia Joy Lang

  • Ava Lea Schmidt and Ian Carter Schmidt

  • Avery Ryan Gross

  • Babies of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cheney, Kansas

  • Baby Blaha

  • Baby Etheridge 1, 2, 3, and 4

  • Baby Goedert

  • Baby Harber

  • Baby Hayden

  • Baby Hazelton

  • Baby Hinton

  • Baby Johnson

  • Baby Jones

  • Baby King & Baby King

  • Baby Lamers 1, Baby Lamers 2, Baby Lamers 3, and Baby Lamers 4

  • Baby Manuela Garcia-Bernal

  • Baby Martinez

  • Baby Montidoro

  • Baby Moore and Baby Moore

  • Baby Neal

  • Baby Patrick

  • Baby Rayito Reveles-Perez

  • Baby Reese

  • Baby Ross

  • Baby Shook 1 and Baby Shook 2

  • Baby Torres Jaime

  • Baby Wilson

  • Baby Witham

  • Baby Z

  • Baby Zachare

  • Banks Clifford Corwin and Baby Corwin

  • 5 Barnett Babies in Heaven

  • Beau Alan Baus

  • Bennett Farney

  • Brantley Bryant

  • Braxton Grigsby

  • Briar Monet, Frankie, and Hedwig Steinert

  • Briar Reed Sanderson

  • Briceno Babies

  • Bridget Faith Opliger

  • Brooklyn Chilcott and Baby Chilcott

  • Brooks Anthony Darr

  • Brylyn Albright

  • Burns Babies

  • Cal'lae Arteaga - Edwards

  • Calie Denise Geren

  • Calvin Harrington

  • Carmelo Noe Garcia

  • Carrion Jones and Louis Wade Jones

  • Catherine Marie Galindo and Rose Bernadette Galindo

  • Chandler Adrian Brault, Marlee Lynn Brault, and Natalee Lynn Brault

  • Charlie Esme Horton, Cooper Gabriel Horton, and Camden Titus Horton

  • Chase Lawrence Williams and Morgan Kayla Williams

  • Christopher Aaron Kolko

  • Christopher Preboth Jr. and 2 babies in Heaven

  • Colter James Lowe

  • Cooper Dean Anderson and Baby Anderson

  • Crystal Marie Wright

  • Dakota Allen Kelly

  • David Bruce Crone

  • Dax & Kai Boswell

  • Daxton Titus Boyd

  • Demetrio Martinez

  • Desi

  • Eliana Rose and Annalynn Beresford

  • Elijah Alexander Larsen, Hope Elizabeth Larsen, Stephan Alexander Larsen, Elena Rosalie Larsen, Athena Rose Larsen, Baby Boy Hurd and LB, Dragonly L., and Moon L.

  • Elise Loxham

  • Ellowyn Grace Marie Singer and Zoey Mae Singer

  • Emersyn Kay Najera

  • Emiliann Rosa Janey, Demetrio, and Esteban Cortez

  • Emiliano Buendia and Baby Buendia

  • Emma Jane Cunningham

  • Esaias Aziel Ramirez

  • Ethan Harrop Fish and Hayley Cullen Fish

  • Ethan Lee Tague

  • Eva Angel Chay Thompson, Baby Thompson, Baby Thompson, Baby Thompson and Baby Thompson

  • Eva Grace Price-Coulter & Her 3 Siblings in Heaven

  • Ezekiel Elijah Hill and Baby Hill

  • Fabian Rodriguez and Manuela Garcia

  • Finley Jo Sandoval, Elara Nicole Sandoval, and Laina June Sandoval

  • Gabriel Mason Broderick

  • Gage & Harrison Snyder

  • Georgia Grace and Baby Hummel

  • Gianna Marie Enriquez

  • Giovanni Regalado and Angel Regalado

  • Grace Lynn Crippen, Elijah Joseph Crippen, and Gideon Ray Crippen

  • Gracie Mae and McKayla Dawn

  • Grand Baby Stout / Pearce

  • Haddie Ann Molhoek

  • Harmony Fry Hayes

  • Harrison Clark and Baby Clark #5

  • Hattie Ann Jurey

  • Haven Wade Bezdek and Bezdek Twins

  • Hayden Alan Goff

  • Hayden August Turner

  • Hazel Rae Ramage

  • Henry James Thode

  • Henry and Daniel Wong-Martinez

  • Honor Sky Garrett

  • Hope Michelle Davis

  • Hugh Ellis and Flynn Ezra Thonen

  • Hudson Dix and Baby Dix

  • Hudson Tait Sherwood

  • Hudsyn Wayne Blanton

  • Hunter Bradley Harris

  • Hunter Lee

  • Imais King Owens

  • Iris Malachite Campos

  • Irona Mikelle Cliver aka Baby Mickey

  • Isaac Allyn Kaufman

  • Isidore Pfeifer

  • Jacelyn Marroquin

  • Jack Edward Clayton Sones

  • Jack Monroe Siegrist

  • Jackson James Schiefelbein

  • Jackson Ronald Dawkins

  • Jacob Berntsen

  • Jaelynn Anell Nedd, Baby Boy Nedd, and Baby Boy Nedd

  • James Parker Kaiser V

  • James Paul and Jeremiah Vineyard

  • Jameson Sanderson

  • Jasper Alexander Wickham

  • Jennifer Lily Mailloux

  • Jeriah Donnell Gordon

  • Jersey Beanie Crawford

  • Joey Wekamp

  • John Muchina Jr.

  • John Paul Moses Pena

  • Johnson Babies

  • Jordan William Hall

  • Judah Nemitz, Talitha Nemitz, and Gideon Nemitz

  • Jude Mark Gudenkauf, Quinn Joseph Kimminau, and Antonia Therese Ismert

  • Kade David Lauer

  • Kaison Meehan and Baby Francis

  • Kate Elizabeth Cherne

  • Kayden Paul Burr

  • Keenan Luis Montez

  • Kennedy Ward

  • Khalil Dwayne

  • Khoury Jay Nikolas Snedecor

  • Kilee Marie

  • Kohlbie Jo Newton

  • Kollyn Scott Reide

  • Kowen Ryder Reed

  • Krew Archer Koob and Rayce Koob

  • Kylaya Marquie Jones

  • Kyle Wayne Workman and Judah Paul Dwayne Maroney

  • Kyler George Bahr

  • Landon Thomas

  • Landyn Hope Adams

  • Lane Tucker Burns

  • Langdon Rene Wren, Baby Wren, and Carolyn Sue Wren

  • Lark May Brazil

  • Lawson Aiden Swenson, Atlas Wicket Ostby, and Bryce Ostby

  • Layton James Hanna and his 2 siblings in Heaven

  • Leilani Reign Garcia and Baby Boy Garcia

  • Lennon and 3 other angel babies

  • Liam Roy Baker

  • Liam Wallace

  • Lili Danielle Hurst

  • Lillian Bree Ornelas

  • Lillina Snowbarger

  • Lilly Anne LaMunyon

  • Lottie and Micah Sandusky

  • Lucas Michael Arie

  • Lucia Blahuta

  • Luciano Emanuel Lebron Villarreal

  • Mackenzly Rose Lohmeyer

  • Madelyn Thomas

  • Mailani Reese

  • Malachi James Freeman

  • Marissa Jo Stuhlsatz and Charlotte Marie Stuhlsatz

  • Markley Babies

  • Marlee May Hall and Ayla Hall

  • Mary-Anne Amelia Rittel

  • Mason Paul Froman

  • Matias and Renata

  • Maybe Baby, Sticky Baby, Angel baby, Forever baby, Miracle baby and Sunshine baby

  • McKenna Rose

  • Melissa Lynn Thompson

  • Melody Marie

  • Mia Collette

  • Mia Violet

  • Micaela Rae Cooper

  • Michael Bernard Maloney III

  • Miriam Lois Gibson and Gibson Babies

  • Mitchell Babies

  • Molly Elizabeth, Ava Marie, Martha Rose, John Raphael, and Zelie Mersmann

  • Morgan Kayla and Chase Lawrence Williams

  • Ny'eli King and Nai'Lani King

  • Nash Miller Kreutzer

  • Natalie Ann Rader

  • Nathaniel Sumit Kandpal

  • Nevaeh Rose Ritterhouse and Two Babies in Heaven

  • Noah Allen Schneider

  • Noah Williams James Enderud

  • Noah, Lake & Lawson, and Crew Taylor

  • Nolan Bryce Holverson

  • Oliver Pena and Jay Jay

  • Oliver Thomas Brown and Baby Brown

  • Omari Santiago Garcia

  • Patton Babies

  • Pax Olds and Baby Boy Olds

  • Payton Elizabeth Phillips

  • Peanut, Rainbow, Miracle, Pea Pod & Sweet Pea Gooch

  • Peyton Avery McCook and Baby M

  • Phoenix Grey Bolyard

  • Phoenix Von Schriever and Baby Schriever

  • Quinn Love Smith and Elliot Michelle Smith

  • Quinton Nicholson

  • Rachel Renae Roller, Brian Austin Roller, and Elizabeth Ann

  • Ray Duvale Farthing, Aaron Ron Farthing, and Robinson Babies

  • Rayito Reveles-Perez

  • Reid Maxwell Whitfield and 4 Whitfield Babies

  • Remi Rose Awtrey

  • Remington Mae

  • Richard and John Kinya Little, Angel LillyAnne, Angel Hope, Angel Serenity, Baby Chege Mirii, Angel Mirii, Angelica Wanjiku Kanyonga

  • Riley Hanson and Reagan Hanson

  • Riley Jordan

  • Robert Knight Jr.

  • Rosa Maria Hernandez Estupinan

  • Ryan Charles William Webb

  • Ryker Scott Goering

  • Rylee Jordan

  • Sam and Sprout Payne

  • Samuel Cole Bauer

  • Samuel Joseph Edward Oster

  • Sara Christine Dorsett

  • Shyenne Rose Posch

  • Sirius, Grace, Marley, and Hope Burchill

  • Skye March

  • Sloan Carolina Estes

  • Sloane Eloise Steinhilpert

  • Sophie Christine Hanson

  • Spencer John Chase

  • Spencer Neil Vetter and Grady Grant Vetter

  • Summer, Spring, Grayson, and Landon Novak

  • Talia Mae Bailey Weaver

  • Tate Lee Fast

  • Taylor Anne Childs

  • Theodore Bear McBratney

  • Thomas Stephen Ondrovich

  • Timber Kai Pavlacka

  • Titan and Ivy Boyer

  • Titus Solomon Frank and 6 Frank Babies

  • Tristan Rose King

  • Vince Cruze Garcia

  • Wesley Austin Wood

  • William McDade Randolph

  • William Myron Hilligas & Siblings

  • Williamina Louisa Snowbarger

  • Willow, Maple and Aspen Pope

  • Xolani and Lorenzo Hudson

  • Zuriel Thakker

Ashley Opliger: [00:40:54]


Dear Jesus, thank You for our precious babies in Heaven. We know You are holding them in Your arms. Thank You for the beautiful night on October 15th that You gave us to remember and celebrate the lives of our children. We look forward with hope for the day when we are reunited with them in Heaven.


For everyone listening, we pray this special bonus episode for Wave of Light 2023 brings you hope and comfort. I want to thank our sponsors one more time for their generous support in making Wave of Light truly a beautiful night of remembrance.


Thank you all for listening to this episode. God bless you, and see you next year on October 15th, 2024.


Ashley Opliger: [00:41:33] Thank you for listening to the Cradled in Hope Podcast on the Edifi Podcast Network. We pray that you found hope & healing in today’s episode.

Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes when they release on the 1st of every month. You can also find this episode’s show notes and a full transcript on our website at bridgetscradles.com/podcast.


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Thank you so much for listening and sharing. Until next time, we will be praying for you. And remember, as Jesus cradles our babies in Heaven, He cradles us in hope. Though we may grieve, we do not grieve without hope.


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