This Sunday, 14th December, sees the annual candle-lighting ceremony organised by The Compassionate Friends. TCF are an international organisation, hence the candle-lighting takes place at 7pm local time around the globe – what a wonderful concept! – as each time zone arrives at 7pm, a wave of light is sent up to the heavens on behalf of our children. Wherever they may be, they will be able to see it.
I write often of the premise that the darkness of grief eventually gives way to being able to live life in the light again and the symbolism of each individual candle, bringing its own light, underlines this.Even after the blackest, darkest of dark nights, a new day will invariably dawn.
I hope you will join me in lighting a candle this Sunday at 7pm in remembrance of all our children.