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.