Worldwide Candle Lighting

December 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Posted in Grief | Leave a comment
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Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Somehow I have once again lost track of the days.  Thanks so much, Candi for thinking of Jake and Sawyer and reminding me of the date!

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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