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Light a candle…

it’s that time of year again, the second Sunday in December, 7pm in your time zone to light a candle to honor all of the children who have died creating a wave of light in their memory…

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more information here

this will be the thirteenth year that we have participated in this worldwide candle lighting in memory of our precious son Alex

and thank you to my sweet friend Jean for a special candle that has this quote on it: “There are some who bring a light So great to the world that even after they have Gone, the light remains”

**Worldwide Candlelighting*7pm*11 December**

Light a candle to remember all the children …

gone too soon …

7 pm in your time zone on the second Sunday, 11 December 2011…

this worldwide event is held at 7pm for one hour in every time zone to create a 24-hour wave of Light that encircles the globe to honor and remember all children who have died …

as candles go out in one time zone, they are lit in the next creating a virtual 24-hour memorial encircling the globe …

that their Light may always shine …

we Love you Alex

we miss you …

give Omi a BIG hug for us too

oxoxoxo

*Light a Candle*12 December*7pm in your time zone*

this Sunday is Worldwide Candle Lighting day to honor and remember all children who have gone too soon…by lighting a candle for an hour at 7pm in your time zone you will help create a wave of light that will travel the globe in quiet remembrance

we remember our precious Alex

and so many others

each and every day…

our blue eyed boy …

forever young…

wish I had a river…..

 

Worldwide Candle Lighting*7pm*13 December

Light a candle at 7pm in your time zone to remember the children … details here

Wounded Holidays

by Alan Harris

Dedicated to the Compassionate Friends
and all who are grieving the loss of a child

Young, they left our homes.
In a moment, long or quick,
they were gone.

Dewdrops turned into teardrops,
the shining sea too small
to hold our grief.

“Give us our children back,” we pled
as we noticed their plateless places
at the table.

Regret made a river through our days,
tempering laughter,
pervading sudden silences.

Bodies they had through us, with us–
bodies housing minds and souls–
no longer.

The holiday season’s return
makes throb now the wounds
we felt at their parting,

wounds which may heal
in time, we hope,
into strength–

but not yet, in this season
of snowflakes that sting and cookies
that somehow taste of vinegar.

“If only,” goes our carol.
If only they could return to us–
but no.

If only
we could speak with them–
but no.

If only we could love them
so intensely that they could
feel our presence right now–

but yes, yes to this one,
a thousand yesses–
they can.

How can they not feel our love,
being core in core with us,
heart in heart?

We give love this season to them and
to each other as plundered parents
and wounded healers.

With love flowing, something in our lives–
a magnificent, mysterious Something–
guides us like a star.

*Light a Candle*13 December*7pm in your time zone*


 

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light a candle to remember all the children … gone too soon … 7pm in your time zone on the second Sunday, 13 December 2009

this event is held at 7:00 p.m. for one hour in every time zone to create a 24-hour wave of light that encircles the globe to honor and remember all children who have died … as candles go out in one time zone, they are lit in the next creating a virtual 24-hour memorial  encircling the globe

…that their Light may always shine…

we Love you Alex

and miss you bunches and bunches … fur immer und immer

oxoxo