Please join us this Sunday, December 14 for the Worldwide Candle Lighting in memory of all children gone too soon. For full information including services around the globe, visit: https://www.compassionatefriends.org/WCL…/2014_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.
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Sunday is Jake’s unveiling. Friends and family will gather at his grave side to read psalms and say Kaddish. We didn’t know about this other event until today. Seems appropriate. He is one of those children taken far too soon. We have a candle burning constantly for him, will always have a light on for him. He was such a giver of light, the candle is but a tiny spark that illuminates a corner of our world.
For anyone who is traveling with us on this lonesome road, our hearts go out to you and your families. For everyone, please light a candle for those children whose lives were cut short, for whatever reason. There is no reason good enough for any of it. If you are fortunate enough to have your children still with you, on Sunday be sure to tell them how much you love them and cherish them. As you should every day. It is a very thin thread that binds us to this world. Guard that thread as best you can, you never know when it will break. Peace to all of you.