Remembering our Loved Ones Dec. 21 candle lighting

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  1. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

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    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.
     
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  3. kg66

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    Safetymom, thanks for doing this!
    My father Earl and my MIL Annette.
    Thanks again, Kathy :grouphug:
     
  4. Cherry

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    My thanks, too, for doing this.

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

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    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
     
  6. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

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    That would be great. Thank you.
     
  7. ClarabelleCowFan

    ClarabelleCowFan <font color=teal>Found Someone You Have<br><font c

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

    my late friends - Paul and Shane
     
  8. Poohstyx

    Poohstyx <font color=deeppink>where is that flying pig?<br>

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    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
     
  9. newholidayx2

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    thank you

    My father - died 1994 from heart disease
     
  10. 4nana

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    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.
     
  11. Cinderellafifi

    Cinderellafifi <font color=CC66CC>Remembers people walking around

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    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!
     
  12. mickeymedic

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    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
     
  13. CDoobee

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    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.
     
  14. safetymom

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    Bumping
     
  15. luvwinnie

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    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
     
  16. Mom2Angels

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    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.....
     
  17. MsDisney23

    MsDisney23 <font color=blue>Has cabin fever-induced dreams of

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    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"
     
  18. DVC Jen

    DVC Jen DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>Wigs out even the

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    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
     
  19. DisnyMama

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    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.
     
  20. CarolynU

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    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.
     
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    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
     

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