Worldwide Candle Lighting
All of our lost children, young and old,
We gather now and gently hold,
Remembering with our every breath,
That love never ends, not even in death.
A heartbroken group of fathers and mothers,
With a sorrow unimaginable to others,
Struggling to overcome the most devastating blow,
Bonded in grief we never thought to know.
With each candle that we light,
We feel our children’s spirits burning bright,
Every beloved child’s face we see,
Forever in our memory.
In the candles’ golden glow,
Even though our tears still flow,
We cherish every moment we had with you,
Though the days were far too few.
We love you now, we’ll love you forever,
As your parents we will always treasure,
The blessing of our daughters and sons,
Our dearly loved, precious ones.
Copyright © C.A. Stevenson 2010
The Compassionate Friends/USA
Please join us this Sunday, December 13 for the 19th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting in memory of all children gone too soon. For full information including services around the globe, visit: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/WCL_Misc/2015_services.aspx. If there is not a service near you, or you would rather not attend a service, just light a candle for an hour wherever you are with friends, family, or in quiet solitude.
Add a message to our 2015 Remembrance Book: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/AddRemembranceEntry.aspx
View the 2015 Remembrance Book: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/ViewRemembranceEntry.aspx