A light in the darkness

December 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Posted in Grief, Love | 3 Comments
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Eleanor Roosevelt  quote

The Compassionate Friends is an organization which was formed to support families after a child has died.  Its founder, Simon Stephens, states that the mission is “about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.”

The Compassionate Friends created a worldwide event to unite “family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause.”  December 9th at 7 pm will mark the 16th Worldwide Candle Lighting.


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  1. Thanks for this.

  2. Great resource — thanks for putting it out there Lanie.

  3. Lovely mission that this group has. I wish them success in the uniting of those who need to be a part of that transformation!

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