Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Candle Burns

Usually there is but a single candle burning... Occasionally, two or more.

The burning candle serves to remind us of those we have loved. Those we love. And those we will love. We light the candle to celebrate a birthday. We light a candle in celebration and honor of one no longer with us.

No fanfare. No ritual.
Just a private moment to reflect upon and to lift up the memory of a special someone.
A candle burns today for Alyson's dad. Tuesday we light a candle for my mom.

Each day, we offer our prayers and give thanks for those past, present and future...


redmaryjanes said...

I love your candle lighting tradition. We light candles on All Saints Eve for our family members who have passed on.
It really touched my heart to open your card this year and receive a photo of Alyzabeth. It is strange how you can develop a sense of family between people you have never met, but after years of waiting together, you just have to care :) I am so happy your girl is home.

Billy and Maggie said...

Very touching, brings on much sentiment.

Debz said...

What a wonderful tribute to your loved ones.
Merty Christmas.

Don and Be said...

Holding up your loved ones as 'light' - a beautiful testimony to their impact on your lives.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Such a peaceful and special way to give tribute to those you love!!

Merry Christmas,


Kristy said...

What a beautiful post. I want to thank you for our Christmas card , I have had a really emotional week and I can't begin to tell you how much the picture of the baby meant to me. It really made my day.
Love and blessings, Kristy

Dita said...


Dolores and Shawn said...

That is a beautiful tradition. I try to do that as well, at least once a year in memory of those family members I've lost.

OziMum said...


I understand.

Tomorrow will be a better day... pls come visit!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful sentiment! We burned a red candle on CM's birthday, to honor her birthmother.


Melissa said...

I have added your "I Miss" comments....
I love you all & all you do w/traditions, especially when you remember & honr the ones that we miss & love so very much!
Merry Christmas!

Vivian M said...

In our faith we light a long burning candle on the anniversary of a loved ones death. I think it is a wonderful way to remember someone, and your beautiful post reminded me just how lucky we are to have had these special people in our lives. It is important to remember!
Your post is a beautiful tribute to your loved ones.