WorldWide Candle Lighting for anyone who has lost a child of any age

3rd_shifts mom

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15th Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting December 11, 2011.
Held annually the second Sunday in December, the Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends who light candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles burn down in one time zone, they are then lit in the next, creating a virtual 24-hour wave of light as the observance continues around the world
This is for parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends who have lost a child of any age.
Love doesn't end with death. Families that have had a child die understand that. "The Worldwide Candle Lighting allows grieving families to know that their children have not been and never will be forgotten, whether that child died 60 years ago or yesterday."
The Worldwide Candle Lighting gives bereaved families everywhere the opportunity to remember their child . . . that their light "may always shine"
See the web link for locations around the "real "world and in the "virtual" world.

http://www.compassionatefriends.org/WCL_Misc/2011_services.aspx

Flashlights are a modern version of candle power. I know that in the membership here there are others who have lost children, grandchildren, or siblings.

Thank you all, 3rd_shifts mom
 
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Thank you for sharing this, 3rd shift's mom. Your son is missed greatly around this place and his presence has touched many here.

Some of us have a tradition, whenever we lose a CPF'er or a family member of theirs, of going outside at night with the absolutely brightest light that we own and aiming it towards the heavens. It's our way of paying tribute and sort of lighting the way home for them at the same time.

You and your son are in my thoughts. :candle: :grouphug:
 

3rd_shifts mom

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Today is the day at 7pm your local time. The WorldWide Candle Lighting is being held in 20 Countries including the US. There are many sites within the US. But, many people are lighting candles (or turning on flashlights) to remember the child they have lost.
Thanks
 
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