Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Memory Candles Ceremony

OK, the wicked witch, errrr....I mean, my wonderful mother has decided to stay in town for the holidays. She sent me the following that she wants to do prior to eating Christmas dinner. I like the idea (although I don't like her telling me who has to read each part, it is like she thinks I am too retarded to figure out who can do what). She got the handout at a grief support meeting she attended.

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


The light of this first candle represents our grief. The pain of losing you is intense. It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.


The light of this second candle represents our courage to confront our sorrow; to comfort each other; to change our lives.


This third candle is a light to all of our memories of you. To the times we laughed, the times we cried, the times we were angry with each other, the silly things you did, the caring and joy you gave us.


This fourth candle is the light of our 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 life brought each of us. We love you always.

Nancy Moeller, LSW, CADA
Conely Outreach Community Service

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