Sunday, December 11, 2011

May Your Light Always Shine

Yesterday's balmy weather was short lived. We woke this morning to dust and blustery conditions. The sun was unable to shine through all that haze.

Today while visiting Patty's blog, Magpie's Nest, I learned of a worldwide candle lighting event to take place tonight at 7:00 pm. Patty, along with millions of others around the world, will be lighting candles from 7-8 pm in honor of the children they have lost.


You can learn more about The Compassionate Friends by visiting their website.

Wishing you peace and blessings.

18 comments:

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Will be burning my candle all day. My first pregnancy was twin daughters that died at birth. I am so glad I found this. It has been many years since that happened but a mother and father never forget a child. I was too sick to see them but my husband said they had black hair all they fingers and toes but just too small to survive. They were born on Christmas day 1960. 51 years ago, seems more like a dream.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
QMM

Serena said...

I'm so sorry for your loss in 1960, Peggy. I can only imagine the pain and devastation you must have gone through. xo

Tammy, this is such a beautiful tradition to support. Unfortunately, I was too late getting to your blog to participate but my thoughts go out to all the parents worldwide who have lost children. May their light shine on ~ xo

Kit said...

Oh what a lovely idea. Will do it tonight! Hugs, Kit

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, thanks for your visits! I've been a bit unwell for fibromyalgia, but today I came to visit and see beautiful work you have done in crochet, I love them! knitting is something I would like to learn! Join me today to light a candle. I am aware, and while spending time for reflection praying for the families, may God keep him in perfect peace those whose hearts in The persevere, that for the entrusted! You spend a happy Christmas and God concea you the desires of your heart, Rose M

Becky~ said...

Hi Tammy,thanks so much for the website,I must check that out.

Blessings!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Thank you for letting us know about the candle lighting! Mine will be burning bright!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

This is a great 15th Worldwide Candle Lighting for all children that have died. Thinking about my sister who was still born. My Mom didn't see her either... What a sad thing for living through labor without results.
Love to you and have a great Monday.

Mariette

Diane said...

Very poignant and beautiful thing. Diane

Melanie said...

I didn't know about this world wide candle lighting through Compassionate Friends until I read your post. I lost my firstborn son, Philip in Sept. 2009. He was only 21 years old. While I've never been to a CF meeting, a couple of my friends have (unfortunately - no parent should ever have to lose a child). They're a wonderful group.

Pam said...

Thank you for this lovely reminder. I lit my candle at 7:00 p.m. this evening in honor of our son Paul. He died in an accident at the age of 21 in 2007.

Anonymous said...

Our weather has warmed up a bit from where we were a 10 days ago. I was wondering in we would have your dusty sky today (we seem to get weather a day after you), but we have bright sunny skies today. The actual temperature looks cold, so we will see what happens today!

Hope the dust went away!!

XOXO
Renee

Susan said...

Hi Tammy, I'm familiar with that organization. They do a fine job of offering support. Such a tragic thing to lose a child----cannot even imagine it. Take care and hope you have a good week. Susan

glor said...

Peace and Blessings to you as well sweet girl.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

May your light always shine as well... blessings ~ tanna

Little Treasures said...

Tammy, I did not know about this! It is such a wonderful tradition. I cannot imagine losing a child. My grandma used to say that there isn't greatest suffering and maddening pain for a parent than to lose a child (she had lost two babies at childbirth and outlived my father). Peggy's loss brought me to tears.

Rizzi said...

HOW WONDERFUL IS THAT.....I WILL LIGHT A FEW CANDLES.....I LOST MY SON IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN 1987, HE WAS 21 YEARS OLD.......THANKS FOR SHARING.....HAVE A GREAT WEEK....RIZZI

Mary said...

Oh for goodness sakes, Tammy....you know what a coincidence this is for us. Thank you for lighting candles of compassion for these grieving parents and for us. Blessings~

~*~Patty S said...

Dear Tammy ~ thank you for sharing this event with so many.
I do not always read others comments, but I did read each and every one before me here.
My heart aches for all who have lost a child...

Holidays, birthdays and anniversaries seem just a little harder to bear than every other day without our children...gone too soon.

Our son Alex was killed 13 January 1999...
the pain has become a little bearable over the years...
but the hole in our hearts will surely last our lifetime

the death of a child is so out of time...

Blessings
Peace
Love and
Light
to all
BIG hugs to you dear Tammy
oxo

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