Angel of Hope

by Camellia Staab June. 14, 2020 474 views

The Angel of Hope statue located in the Washington Park Botanical Gardens, honors the lives of all children gone too soon and serves as a place of hope and healing for parents, families, and friends dealing with the tragic loss of a child. Over 600 area children's names are commemorated on the Memorial Wall located at the Springfield angel statue site.The angel in Springfield joins nearly 100 Angel of Hope Statues in other communities across the country (including 7 in Illinois).
The original Angel of Hope Statue is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The statue was first introduced to the world in the book The Christmas Box, a worldwide best-selling story by author Richard Paul Evans. In the book, a woman mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument. Although the story is mostly fiction, the angel monument described in the book once existed but was later destroyed in a flood. In response to reports that grieving parents were seeking out the angel as a place to remember and heal, author Richard Paul Evans commissioned a new angel statue.
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Pete Fitzgetald 10 months ago

your photos have done the sculpture justice, well done.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 10 months ago

Thank you very very much smile

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Benny Law 10 months, 1 week ago

I believe in angels as much as I believe in God. The mono treatment with a sepia tint is perfect for these shots.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 10 months ago

Thank you Benny smile

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Tsao T-F 10 months, 1 week ago

A remarkable story. Thank you for sharing.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Tsao T-F 10 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Tsao for stopping in smile

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Antonio Gil 10 months, 1 week ago

A beautiful story enhanced by great pictures of this statue

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 1 week ago

Thank you smile

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Berckmans Peter 10 months, 1 week ago

Nice details.#2 has to be my fav.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 1 week ago

Glad you like it smile

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Leon Linder 10 months, 1 week ago

I have shot her several times but my shots never touched me as yours did. Thank you for the moment.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Leon Linder 10 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Carl smile

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