Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Remembrances

Graham is always with us.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Orbs

     Christmas Eve, 2008.  This was 15 months after my son, Graham, died.  I am looking at a Christmas gift with my daughter and son-in-law.  When we looked at the picture we were amazed to see the orbs in it!  I like to think that it was Graham letting his presence be known with his family on this special day.  Here is a link for more information on orbs. 
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_orbs_in_digital_pictures

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Candles in the Windows

Christmas trees and festive lights,
Brighten up the December nights,
Multi-colored, white or blinking,
Everything appears to be twinkling.

My house has a lovely soft glow,
From candles in every window,
Welcoming in the light of Christ,
On each cold wintery night.

The candles also welcome my son,
Who is now a part of Heaven,
A message of love for those near and far,
With tiny flames like shining stars.

It’s a special way for me to say,
Love is what will show us the way,
The candles are a symbolic guide,
To all the love we hold inside.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A site with special scenes to use for your cherished photographs.

http://imikimi.com

This is Christmas 2006.  It was the last Christmas that I had with my son, Graham.   I am very grateful to have this wonderful picture of the two of us.  I love this Christmas scene that I found on imikimi to use with this photograph.   Merry Christmas, Graham.  You are forever by my side.  I love you.

A Sign from Heaven?

What a wonderful sign of continued love from a son for his grief stricken family!  Our loved ones who have passed want us to know they are still with us.  Love never ends.  


Monday, December 12, 2011

2011 Worldwide Candle Lighting

     I read a poem of mine for our local Compassionate Friends chapter observance for the worldwide candle lighting December 11th.  Our children's lights will shine forever.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The holidays are very difficult for many people for many different reasons.  For those grieving the loss of a beloved child there is a service of remembrance held each year in December to help parents during this especially painful time.  It is The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, which will be held Sunday, December 11.  Light a candle in precious memory of a child gone too soon.  Our children's lights will shine forever.  Click on the YouTube link below to hear a poignantly beautiful song and learn more about the candle lighting.