Sunday, December 13, 2009


Between traveling and the lack of a camera, I have neglected this blog.  I certainly have much to add, but for today, I am sending an invitation.  My niece Abby was taken from us in a car accident in 1997 just before her 15th birthday.  Each family member felt the impact - from the loss of a daughter and sister to my daughter's loss of a best friend.  This evening, we light a camdle of rememberance -- and I invite anyone who has experienced the loss of a child to join us.

Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten

More later...



  1. My heart goes out to you and all for the loss of such a lovely young lady.

  2. What a nice idea. I'll certainly light one tonight. I lost my big sister in a car accident in 1989 and we all still feel the loss and wonder what would have been ...

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  3. Sadly, you are not the only person I know who is lighting a candle for a child who has died. I will light one also tonight for those families who have suffered this terrible kind of loss.