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safetymom
12-04-2006, 01:15 PM
We will all light candles on Dec. 21 at 7 PM Eastern Standard time. Please adjust for your time zone.

If you will post the name of your loved ones we can all say a little prayer for them. If you are dealing with health issues post your name also.

I will put all the names in this first post for all of us.

Here is a poem that I used for many years to remember family members and friends that are no longer with us. If you have something you would like to share please post it for all of us.

It always made me feel better to know that others cared too. Thank you everyone.

Memorial Candles

As we light these four candles in honor of you,

we light one for our grief,

one for our courage,

one for our memories,

and one for our love.



This candle represents our grief. The pain of losing you is intense. It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.



This candle represents our courage-- to confront our sorrow-- to comfort each other, to change our lives.



This light is in your memory-- the times we laughed, the times cried, the times we were angry with each other, the silly things you did, the caring and joy you gave us.



This light is the light of love. As we enter this holiday season, day by day we cherish the special place in our hearts that will always be reserved for you. We thank you for the gift your living brought to each of us. We love you

Safetymom-Fran- my late husband, Mom and Dad, thanks for the birth of my healthy new granddaughter Juliet Michelle.

kg66- My father Earl and my MIL Annette

Cherry- late husband, J.J

lyeag-John -my first husband and father of my oldest child

Catherine, my mother

Glen, my father

Ethan, my nephew

Clarabellecowfan- my college sweetheart - Major Edward J Murphy (killed in action in Afghanistan last year)

Poohstyx- My son, David. Died (auto accident) March 16, 1987 - age 19. Navy Corpsman.

My husband, Jim. Died March 30, 2006. Cancer.

newholidayx2- My father - died 1994 from heart disease

4nana- Dear Dad we all love and miss

Dear Mom for continued good health and strength

Dear brother we love and miss

Dear IL's 'John' who passed last Christmas,
his wife 'Janice' suffering debilitating health problems.

Dear MIL and FIL we love and miss

All our brave military and their families ~ also those who've paid the ultimate.

Cinderellafifi- mother, who was also my best friend: Miss Pat 7/23/06.

mickeymedic- My cousin TJ - accident in 2004
My best friend's brother Steve - car accident in 2005
My friend Matt - brain tumor in 2005

CDoobee- My oldest child, my daughter Hilary, who passed away 5/16/06 from respiratory failure at the age of 33.
My sister-in-law, Mary Kay, who died in May (10 days after my daughter) at the age of 38.

My ex-neighbor's daughter, Christine, who was murdered at her high school at the age of 15 in January, 1995.

My sister's neighbor who lost her only child, Bobby, at the age of 20 due to brain injuries. He was an organ donor, so also for his recipients.

Luvwinnie- My mom, Audrey, who was simply THE BEST...passed away 7-12-04 after 4 years of diaysis and heart problems.

My father-in-law, Felix, a wonderful man, passed away 11-26-03

MsDisney23- My son, Michael Joseph who died from Potter Syndrom

My sister who's life was taken from her in 2003

My father ~ 1976

My MIL, last year to cancer, died at Christmas

And my "Donor" who died in Aug. 2004 and passed along to me the "Gift of Life"

DVC Jen- Both of my parents whom I lost at the ages of 13 and then 16

My mother - Ruth and my father - Paul. Also a close friend - Millie whom died in July of breast cancer.

Disny Mama- My Mother who I lost when I was 19 in 1983.
I'd also like to remember my Grandfather and in 2002 the loss of my Grandmother.

Carolyn U- It will be for my husband Roger who passed away on 5th August this year.

FirstTimertoDiz- My son Gabriel, who died due to triploidy

My son Joseph (miscarriage), who died due to triploidy

My grandmother and grandfather

One of our first babysitters Jenna, who tragically died at 16 in a car accident

Talking Hands- My family:
Risden Graham Fountain
Risden Lyle Fountain
Charles Risden Fountain
Nancy Elizabeth Hyde Fountain
Iris Fountain
John Nocerino
Jane Nocerino
Charles Fountain
Martha Katherine Hyde LeBlanc
Harvey W Hyde
Sina Hyde

My husband's mothers
Mildred Pruitt Salyers
Marie Helene Pilkington Crawford

friends
Vicki Waldron
Victor Waldron
Ted Place

Mackey Mouse- For my Tommy, who is battling again.. and to my family members who are gone but never forgotten.. and for my daughter who will be giving us our first grandchild in June..

castoff- Howard- ( My Grandfather ) April 29,2006
Dorothy- (MIL ) Aug.25,2006

goofy4tink- May I add my mom, Peg MacMillan, my best friend, who passed away on Oct 2, 2003.

wdwlvr- My Mom, Mary Ellen Cheney, who was also one of my best friends and traveling partners. Gone from us now for 9 years but in our hearts forever.

My Grandmother, Marie Riley, who helped raise me and taught me so much even though I don't think I ever told her that.

For my friend, Garry Gose, who is on the liver transplant list. May 2007 be the year he gets his new liver and can enjoy life again. PDFG.

Virgo10- My parents, George and Dorothy.
My paternal grandmother, Georgianna
A wonderful friend, Leo, who passed on way too young.
My Ex's mother, Josephine, who was like a mother to me.

I miss them all.

kg66
12-04-2006, 01:58 PM
Safetymom, thanks for doing this!
My father Earl and my MIL Annette.
Thanks again, Kathy :grouphug:

Cherry
12-04-2006, 06:31 PM
My thanks, too, for doing this.

My late husband, J.J. This will be my first Christmas without him in 41 years.

lyeag
12-05-2006, 04:09 PM
We will be at Disney on that day, but please know, I will take time when we make it back to the room to say a special prayer.

John -my first husband and father of my oldest child

Catherine, my mother

Glen, my father

Ethan, my nephew

safetymom
12-05-2006, 05:59 PM
That would be great. Thank you.

ClarabelleCowFan
12-07-2006, 07:05 PM
my college sweetheart - Major Edward J Murphy (killed in action in Afghanistan last year)

my late friends - Paul and Shane

Poohstyx
12-07-2006, 09:34 PM
Great idea!

My son, David. Died (auto accident) March 16, 1987 - age 19. Navy Corpsman. :grouphug:

My husband, Jim. Died March 30, 2006. Cancer. :grouphug:


Phyllis aka Poohstyx

newholidayx2
12-08-2006, 06:01 AM
thank you

My father - died 1994 from heart disease

4nana
12-08-2006, 10:28 AM
What a wonderful compassionate idea! Thank you! :flower3:

I have several who I would very like to please be remembered:

Dear Dad we all love and miss

Dear Mom for continued good health and strength

Dear brother we love and miss

Dear IL's 'John' who passed last Christmas,
his wife 'Janice' suffering debilitating health problems.

Dear MIL and FIL we love and miss

All our brave military and their families ~ also those who've paid the ultimate.


:grouphug: Godspeed ^i^ all those missing their loved ones.

Cinderellafifi
12-08-2006, 01:58 PM
This is such a wonderful idea.

Please add my mother, who was also my best friend: Miss Pat 7/23/06.

Thank you so much!

mickeymedic
12-09-2006, 09:06 PM
Thank you!

My cousin TJ - accident in 2004
My best friend's brother Steve - car accident in 2005
My friend Matt - brain tumor in 2005

CDoobee
12-12-2006, 07:57 PM
Thanks for doing this!

Please add:

My oldest child, my daughter Hilary, who passed away 5/16/06 from respiratory failure at the age of 33.

safetymom
12-14-2006, 11:20 AM
Bumping

luvwinnie
12-14-2006, 01:31 PM
This is wonderful, thank you.

My mom, Audrey, who was simply THE BEST...passed away 7-12-04 after 4 years of diaysis and heart problems.

My father-in-law, Felix, a wonderful man, passed away 11-26-03

Mom2Angels
12-14-2006, 02:24 PM
Thank you for doing this!

My sons, Troy Austin 4-30-97 and James Michael 8-11-98 (both born prematurely) and my brother Johnny Kennedy 11-25-63 - 7-1-64 (named for John F. Kennedy who was assassinated days earlier.....

MsDisney23
12-14-2006, 02:29 PM
What a very nice thing to do.

My son, Michael Joseph who died from Potter Syndrom

My sister who's life was taken from her in 2003

My father ~ 1976

My MIL, last year to cancer, died at Christmas

And my "Donor" who died in Aug. 2004 and passed along to me the "Gift of Life"

DVC Jen
12-14-2006, 09:01 PM
Both of my parents whom I lost at the ages of 13 and then 16

My mother - Ruth and my father - Paul. Also a close friend - Millie whom died in July of breast cancer.

Thank you for doing this for all of us. :goodvibes

DisnyMama
12-14-2006, 10:41 PM
Thank you Safetymom. :)

My Mother who I lost when I was 19 in 1983.
I'd also like to remember my Grandfather and in 2002 the loss of my Grandmother.

CarolynU
12-15-2006, 04:54 PM
I will be joining you. I think that it will be midnight here in the Uk.
It will be for my husband Roger who passed away on 5th August this year.

FirstTimertoDiz
12-18-2006, 10:05 AM
My son Gabriel, who died due to triploidy

My son Joseph (miscarriage), who died due to triploidy

My grandmother and grandfather

One of our first babysitters Jenna, who tragically died at 16 in a car accident

Talking Hands
12-18-2006, 09:43 PM
My family:
Risden Graham Fountain
Risden Lyle Fountain
Charles Risden Fountain
Nancy Elizabeth Hyde Fountain
Iris Fountain
John Nocerino
Jane Nocerino
Charles Fountain
Martha Katherine Hyde LeBlanc
Harvey W Hyde
Sina Hyde

My husband's mothers
Mildred Pruitt Salyers
Marie Helene Pilkington Crawford

friends
Vicki Waldron
Victor Waldron
Ted Place

Mackey Mouse
12-19-2006, 07:31 AM
HUgs to SM for doing this..

For my Tommy, who is battling again.. and to my family members who are gone but never forgotten.. and for my daughter who will be giving us our first grandchild in June..

castoff
12-20-2006, 06:32 AM
Thank you so much for doing this, I am glad I happen to find this thread I hope it will bring everyone some comfort.

Howard- ( My Grandfather ) April 29,2006
Dorothy- (MIL ) Aug.25,2006

safetymom
12-20-2006, 01:28 PM
Thank you everyone. :) Our hearts will be joined in prayer tomorrow evening Dec. 21 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Please adjust for your time zone.

I hope it brings you comfort to know that we are all praying for each other.

goofy4tink
12-21-2006, 06:31 AM
May I add my mom, Peg MacMillan, my best friend, who passed away on Oct 2, 2003. I miss her so very much during this season.
I will be praying with you tonight at 7...I'll be at choir rehearsal, but will excuse myself and head for the sanctuary or the chapel.
Such a wonderful memorial for those we love. Thanks Kathy!!

WDWLVR
12-21-2006, 07:40 AM
Hope I'm not too late to add a few.

My Mom, Mary Ellen Cheney, who was also one of my best friends and traveling partners. Gone from us now for 9 years but in our hearts forever.

My Grandmother, Marie Riley, who helped raise me and taught me so much even though I don't think I ever told her that.

For my friend, Garry Gose, who is on the liver transplant list. May 2007 be the year he gets his new liver and can enjoy life again. PDFG.

safetymom
12-21-2006, 03:51 PM
bumping for tonight.

Thank you so much everyone for participating. Maybe we can start a prayers needed sticky thread so our little community group can pray for each other.

Virgo10
12-21-2006, 04:42 PM
If I may...

My parents, George and Dorothy.
My paternal grandmother, Georgianna
A wonderful friend, Leo, who passed on way too young.
My Ex's mother, Josephine, who was like a mother to me.

I miss them all.

CDoobee
12-21-2006, 05:46 PM
I need to add:

My sister-in-law, Mary Kay, who died in May (10 days after my daughter) at the age of 38.

My ex-neighbor's daughter, Christine, who was murdered at her high school at the age of 15 in January, 1995.

My sister's neighbor who lost her only child, Bobby, at the age of 20 due to brain injuries. He was an organ donor, so also for his recipients.

safetymom
12-21-2006, 05:59 PM
My candle is lit. Prayers being said for our loved ones posted.

Mackey Mouse
12-21-2006, 06:02 PM
My candle is lit, prayers for all those listed and for those who need prayers this time of year as well..

Hugs all around.. May God Bless us Everyone...

Cherry
12-21-2006, 06:07 PM
My candles are also lit -- and I have been praying for each person on the list. I am praying for strength and comfort for those who are missing loved ones who are no longer with us.

WDWLVR
12-21-2006, 06:41 PM
My candle is lit as well. Prayers for all listed.

goofy4tink
12-22-2006, 06:37 AM
Went to church last night for choir rehearsal...headed to my sacristy to light my candle in private. You know....I could actually 'feel' a sense of community as I stood there, all alone. It made it a bit hard with a television cameraman/reporter floating around though. Our church, along with two others, was broken into yesterday morning. They got $40 in cash from us, nothing from the other churches...and no one was there when the thief broke in thank heaven.
So...to those you who were out there, praying at 7:00, thanks so much. For me, it was so much more special than I thought it would be!!! Peace and blessings to all of you and your families.